Professional Awards

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association, 2019
  • UC Davis Health Office of Diversity Outstanding Performance, 2012
  • Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award (x4)
  • Kaiser Hospitals Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching (x3)
  • Golden Stethoscope Award Admissions, 2004
  • Inducted Alpha Omega Alpha 1992, Outstanding Teacher and Mentor

Personal facts

Q. What is your favorite UC Davis memory?

As a medical student and resident on the wards, learning and experiencing the human condition from patients during the most compromised moments of their lives.

Q. Lessons learned from UC Davis?

It is really easy here at UC Davis Health to surround oneself with truly high-quality people who influence what we become. Take advantage of this environment. We are special.

Q. Hobbies?

Practicing magic, sketching, and poetry

Q. Last book read?

The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

Q. Retirement to-dos?

More time with my wife Laurel, my children, grandchildren (I’ve got the Ice Cream Man on speed-dial) and, of course, keeping involved with UC Davis School of Medicine