For almost 30 years, I have had the pleasure and joy of caring for patients with colorectal problems. I pride myself in the close personal relationships I have developed with my patients. From the youngest patient facing serious, potentially life-changing surgery for colitis, to the elderly cancer patient facing a colostomy, my philosophy is to give technically superior care in a dignified, open and caring manner.
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1973
Residency: Swedish Medical Center
Fellowship: The Ferguson Clinic
The Harry E. Bacon Foundation Award, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons � Torch of Friendship Award, Crohn�s and Colitis Foundation of America,Washington State Chapter � Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Washington Medical Center, Dept. of Surgery, Seattle, WA � Outstanding Teacher Award, Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Seattle, WA � Seattle Magazine, Top Doctors, Colorectal Surgery � Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Best Doctors, Colorectal Surgery
King County Medical Society, Washington State Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Northwest Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
I enjoy spending time & traveling with my four children and my wife, particularly to Greece, where I occasionally work & teach. I also enjoy skiing, fly fishing and bird hunting.