My Background

Edmonds Internal Medicine

I have provided office-based healthcare services for adults for 22 years at our present location. Swedish/Edmonds Hospital is across the street, and I routinely follow my patients there on a daily basis.

A call-coverage arrangement with several other excellent internists in the immediate vicinity is available to provide 24/7 assistance to patients. The answering service is reached by dialing my main number after hours.


Administrative and Leadership Activities

Executive Medical Staff Leadership - 2011 to the present

  • President-Elect of the Medical Staff of Swedish/Edmonds Hospital, 2013-2014
  • Chair, Quality Council

Verdant Health Board of Directors, Board Member - 2010-2016

  • Publicly elected representative to Public Hospital District #2 Board
  • Oversee the lease agreement with Providence/Swedish
  • Manage and distribute District funds for health and wellness programs in the District, which includes the towns of Edmonds. Lynnwood, Brier, Mountlake Terrace, and Woodway

Edmonds School District Board of Directors - Board Member - 1997-2007

  • Publicly elected 3 times as a District Director
  • Oversight of educational services for 5 towns, 20,000 students in 36 buildings and campuses
  • Board President, 1999-2000 and 2004-2005
  • Participant in capital campaigns, superintendent searches, new facility construction, WASL implementation, parental choice and homeschool program development

Stevens Health Network Board of Directors - 1995-1999

  • Chairman, 1997-1999

Previous Employment

Harvard Community Health Plan, Copley Square, Boston - 1989-1992

  • Primary care services to an inner city population

National Health Service Corps, US Public Health Service - 1986-1989

  • Primary care services to a health underserved population in Eastern Kentucky

Volunteer Activities

Stevens Pass Ski Patrol Advisor, National Ski Patrol - 1994-2010

Teaching

Harvard Medical School Clinical Instructor - Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1989-1992

University of Kentucky Medical School - 1986-1989

Education

Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Medicine - 1981

Whitman College, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Biology - Chemistry,
magna cum laude
- 1977

Honors

Fellowship, American College of Physicians, recognition of outstanding dedication, education, and public service. - 1993

Regional Health Administrator’s Award, United States Public Health Service - 1989

Phi Beta Kappa - 1976