When I first decided to do a cardiology fellowship, I planned to become a physician, scientist and teacher. I was fascinated by cardiovascular physical diagnosis, physiology and molecular biology. As a practicing cardiologist, I have enjoyed managing complex coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease.

He Works for the Health of His Patients

The thought of entering the medical profession was exciting. I feel fortunate to have pursued cardiology. Working with the remarkable new tools available to heal complex illness in patients has been rewarding.

Education and Training:

  • Cardiovascular Research Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 
  • Chief Resident: University of Colorado
  • Internal Medicine Residency: University of Colorado Medical Center
  • Medical Doctorate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Arts: University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Positions:

  • Chief, Cardiology Subsection, Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Vice Chair Internal Medicine Supervisory Committee, Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Board Member (former President), American Heart Association
  • Current Director of the Annual Maui Cardiovascular Symposium


  • Research Fellowship Award
  • Individual National Research Award from National Institutes of Health


  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Cardiology, Governor of the Southern California Chapter
  • California Medical Association
  • San Diego County Medical Society

Special Areas of Study:

  • ABSORB trial which investigates a revolutionary coronary stent which completely dissolves over time, Principal Investigator
  • Distal Protection for Carotid and SVG Stenting
  • Novel Pharmacologic Therapies for Acute Coronary Syndrome and Congestive Heart Failure

Current Research Interests:

  • Adult Kawasaki Disease
  • New Coronary Artery Stent Technology
  • Novel Approaches to treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

Publication Subjects:

  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Coronary Physiology and Percutaneous Interventions
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Kawasaki Disease in Adults
  • Lymphoidal Irradiation
  • Vascular Disease

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