I currently serve as an Assistant Professor at UCLA in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. In this department, I serve as the Associate Program Director for Didactics and Curriculum Development for the residency program. I am also an Assistant Professor at Charles R. Drew University. My academic interests include medical student and resident education, mentorship and medical simulation. My clinical interests included specialized anesthetic care for thoracic surgeries, endocrine surgeries, obstetrics and perioperative medicine.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, specifically down in Redondo Beach. I left for college to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, spent a year in South Korea through a Fulbright Fellowship, returned to Los Angeles for medical school at UCLA, completed my medicine internship at Kaiser Permanente, left again to complete anesthesiology residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and finally made my way back as faculty here at UCLA again. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and dog. We enjoy traveling, binge-watching shows, hiking, and exploring various neighborhoods and eateries.