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Originally from the Midwest, I was raised in Southern California and graduated
with honors from the University of California, Irvine’s College
I served for two years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health
Service before completing my medical specialty training at the Oregon
Health Sciences University. I joined Queen of the Valley Medical Center’s
(QVMC) staff as a board-certified Radiation Oncologist in 1988. In addition
to my role as a physician, I am currently the medical director of radiation
oncology at QVMC and the Cancer Liaison Physician to the American College
of Surgeons for the Queen’s cancer program. I am also the President
of the Radiology Medical Group of Napa, which has provided Diagnostic
and Therapeutic Radiology services to QVMC and the Napa community on an
uninterrupted basis for over 50 years. In 2008 and 2009, I served as the
Queen’s Chief of the Medical Staff and I have been a member of the
Board of Trustees of the Queen of the Valley Charitable Foundation since 2001.
The management of cancer is constantly evolving, with exciting new technologies
and treatments that have the goal of optimizing a patient’s quality
of life and are designed to cure, when possible. I enjoy the medical challenges
that each case brings, and I feel fortunate and honored to be part of
my patients’ care and their journey. At a time when treatment plans
are very complex and can cross many specialties, my goal is to provide
honest communication and a clear understanding of the goals and expectations
of therapies. I am blessed to be surrounded by the like-minded care providers
that make up our Radiation Oncology team.
I am a member of several professional organizations, including the American
Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American Society of
Clinical Oncology, and the California Medical Association. My wife and
I raised our two sons in Napa. We feel privileged to be a continuing part
of this wonderful community.
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