Education and Work Experience
- BA in Biology, UC Santa Cruz, 1994 (Highest Honors)
- MS in Parasitology, NYU, 1998 (malaria vaccine development using a mouse model)
- Lab Tech, Palo Alto VA, through 2005 (molecular biology Alzheimer’s disease research)
- DDS, NYU, 2009 (Top 1% of my graduating class.)
- General Practice Residency, McClellan VA in Sacramento, 2010
- Staff Dentist, Butte Valley Health Center
I believe that everyone should be entitled to healthcare, and I find it satisfying and meaningful to restore people’s oral health and function.
Of the dental specialties, I most enjoy getting people out of pain, making dentures, and performing dental extractions.
Various introverted activities including:
Reading: (Favorite novels this last year or so include: Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes; most of David Mitchell’s books; and the Murderbot series by Martha Wells)
Movies: (Favorites include The Lord of the Rings trilogy; Black Hawk Down; Saving Private Ryan; Arrival; and Interstellar)
Going for walks with my wife and dogs.