I grew up in Kirkland, Wash., and frequented my parents’ cabin on Lake Cavanaugh. I attended college at Stanford University, where I studied biology and ethics. After two years in the Peace Corps teaching science in Western Samoa, I went to East Tennessee State University for medical school. I was drawn to family medicine because I enjoyed every rotation and loved talking to people. I did residency training at Tacoma Family Medicine and am board certified in family medicine. In residency, I had extensive obstetric training.
I joined NCFP in 2005. My interests in medicine include obstetrics, pediatrics, team-based care, population health and chronic disease management.
In 2016, I started doing leadership work for Family Care Network. I like to joke that I’m the Medical Director for Super Awesomeness. But my actual title is Medical Director of Quality. For Family Care Network, I’ve built software macros and a custom website to help us improve preventive care.
Outside of work, my wife and I enjoy being with our three fabulous daughters. Our favorite boardgame is ‘Battle for Hogwarts’ – a cooperative card game.
I’m an avid technophile and particularly like Mac computers and programming. I also enjoy hiking (including cooking soup over a backpacking stove) and science fiction.
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