Professional Distinctions

  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the nation's Top Doctors 
  • Teacher of the Year (1996-1997,1999-2000), Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Teaching Staff, Surgery Residency Program, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Recognized in US News & World Report on the prestigious “America's Top Doctors” list

Practicing since:

 1989 (28 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1990 (27 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of Southern California


  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Additional Information


  • Board of Governors, American College of Surgeons
  • Board of Directors, Southern California Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Member, Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society