After spending some time doing health care consulting and studying yoga in India, I made my way to medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. While there I did research on cancer, aging, and telomeres, and found primary care was my calling (this post helps explains that choice). I trained at the University of California in San Francisco, where I began teaching yoga at the hospital, rotated on the Navajo Reservation, and successfully worked on getting sodas out of the hospital vending machines. I'm now a practicing primary care physician in the Denver area. I’m passionate about prevention & patient care, the role of lifestyle & diet on health, yoga & fitness, and the fascinating future of the human microbiome and how it relates to health and disease.


“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~Hippocrates

"Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open."  ~B.K.S. Iyengar

“The best doctor gives the least medicine” ~Benjamin Franklin

"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."  ~John F. Kennedy