I am a Portland naitive, having been raised on the West Side in Hillsdale. I graduated from Wilson High School in 1986 and went to the University of Oregon, where I met my wife (now of 22 years!). We moved in 1996 to Philadelphia for medical school, but then returned (as fast as we could!) to Portland where I did my residency training at the Legacy Portland Hospitals. I'm the proud father of 2 children, and, in addition to being with them, I enjoy playing music and in October ran my first marathon at the age of 43!