Board-certified Otolaryngologist- Head and Neck Surgeon
Fellowship-trained in Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology
2002- McGill University Medical school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2007- Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency in at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida
2009- Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship training at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, affiliated with the UCSD
2013- Master of Public Health at the University of Liverpool, in Liverpool, United Kingdom
MPH Thesis: The impact of frenotomy on feeding and speech in children
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee (’09-’13)
Private practice Otolaryngology in the San Francisco Bay Area (’13-’17)
Private practice Otolaryngology in Santa Barbara (’17-)
American Academy of Otolaryngology prior chair of the Media and Public Relations Committee and Board of Governors Governance and Society Engagement committees, prior vice chair of Board of Governors Socioeconomic and Grassroots Committee.
Current vice-chair of the Board of Governors Governance and Society Engagement and member of the Practice Management Education and the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Committees
Featured expert in Reader’s Digest, Shape, Men’s Health, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping and others.
Presenter, with Dr. Bobby Ghaheri at the American Academy of Otolaryngology, for several years about ankyloglossia and breastfeeding.
Author, with Dr. Bobby Ghaheri and Dr. Soroush Zaghi, rebutting current American Academy of Otolaryngology clinical consensus statement on ankyloglossia.
Firm belief in honesty, empathy, professionalism, constant learning to offer patients the most current care possible