I am originally from the great land of southwestern Ohio. I did my undergraduate training in Spanish and Anthropology at The Ohio State University, and remained there for medical school. In 2002, my wonderful wife and I relocated to Portland, Oregon, where I did my residency training in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University. In 2007, I joined The Oregon Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in Oregon.
My clinical interest is helping babies with feeding difficulties. This desire stems from my personal experiences, where both of my daughters had significant problems breastfeeding. I was the first ENT in the United States to use an in-office laser treatment for assisting babies to latch on to the breast, in addition to treating older children and adults for certain dental and speech issues.