I chose pediatrics because kids are joyful, resilient and constantly surprise me. Pediatrics focuses on preventing illness from occurring, which is especially important for children. Developing healthy habits and learning to care for yourself at an early age leads to a healthy life, and it is my privilege to walk with families as we create these “futures” together.
My favorite part of pediatrics is partnering with my patients and their families. As a doctor and parent, I bring both medical training and firsthand knowledge of all of the joys and challenges children create for their parents. I believe in educating patients and their families, so they feel empowered regarding their health and their children’s health.
Outside of work, I love to spend time with my wife and son. He loves to explore the outdoors and tells me all about the birds, squirrels and other animals we see.
I grew up in Southern California and moved to the Midwest for medical school and residency training. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Biology before going to medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. I completed my residency training at Children’s Mercy Hospital. My wife and I love Kansas City and decided to stay and raise our family here.