Palo Alto, CA 94304
I come from a rural background as a physician treating farmers; I speak very plainly and I think that makes people feel more comfortable to talk openly with me. Often times people are afraid to speak about their concerns. I try to start the conversation by listening to patients and families, paying attention to their concerns.
Some patients I care for over the course of their life, and I develop close relationships with the entire family. Occasionally I'll get invited to a Quinceañera, which is really meaningful. These are amazing families that do whatever it takes to give their children the best chance at a great life. Instead of telling families what to do, I try to be their coach. Parents know their child better than anyone else. I want them to feel empowered and comfortable to make their own decisions.
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 1981
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 06/30/1982
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 06/30/1985
Winnipeg Children's Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada, 06/30/1986
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, 06/30/1988
UCLA Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, 06/30/1991
Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics