Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
OSU Center for Integrative Medicine
2000 Kenny Road
Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone: (614) 293-9777
Fax: (614) 293-9677
I have been lucky to experience many adventures in life. From hiking the mountains of Colorado, to surfing the beaches of Hawaii, to navigating the streets of China, I've been fortunate to travel the world. My wanderlust includes a search for knowledge. I received a BA from The Colorado College, spent years working in Asia, than completed a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Yo-San University and practiced Acupuncture in California. I made the decision to combine my Eastern medicine training with Osteopathic medicine and attended A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. I trained at NYU Lutheran Family Health Center in Brooklyn, NY and did my Family Medicine internship at Columbia University-NY Presbyterian. My family and I then moved southward to Tennessee to complete my Family Medicine residency at East Tennessee State University. I stayed on as faculty at East Tennessee State University, as the Director for the Integrative Medicine clinic where I treated patients, as well as had the privilege of introducing medical students and resident physicians to the world of Integrative medicine. I am thrilled to now be part of the faculty at The Ohio State University, at the OSU Center for Integrative Medicine.
By combining Family and Integrative medicine, I strive to practice a healing-oriented approach emphasizing the whole person, at any age, utilizing evidence-based treatments both conventional and complementary which includes; Acupuncture, Osteopathic manipulation, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. This holistic approach to medical care has been shown to be beneficial in decreasing pain, relieving anxiety and stress while overall improving the healing experience of patients. As such, I will be seeing patients both at the OSU Center for Integrative Medicine, as well as OSU hospitals for Integrative medicine consults.
I believe in the value of training the next generation of physicians and clinicians in Integrative medicine, and so will continue working with interested medical students and resident physicians. Ultimately, by introducing young healers to this unique vision of health care, many more patients can experience its benefits.
When I am not working you will find me side-by-side with my wife, and our 2 children biking, gardening, hiking, practicing qigong and most especially just enjoying this adventure called life!