After a career of 26 years as a pediatrician at Holyoke Pediatrics, I retired at the end of 2019 looking forward to a retirement full of travel and adventures. Then COVID arrived, keeping me mostly at home, realizing that retirement wouldn’t be quite as exciting as I had hoped. So when Northampton Area Pediatrics contacted me asking if I’d like to work for them, I thought that this was a good time to go back to work part-time and have a “semi-retirement”. So I’ve been working with them two days a week since May 2021. It’s been really fun to get back to seeing kids again and meeting the very diverse families of the Northampton area.
I grew up in California and when I finished college, I studied to be a physical therapist. I had a great 10-year career as a P.T. which allowed me to work in different parts of the country and it also took me around the world. Most importantly, I met my wife, who is also a P.T., at work. Most of my work as a physical therapist was with children. After ten years I decided I wanted to take a broader role in children’s health care so I began medical school to become a pediatrician. After medical school I did my residency in pediatrics at UMass Medical Center in Worcester and during that time my wife and I discovered the Pioneer Valley. We decided it would be a great place to live and raise our two children and we’ve enjoyed living here ever since. My children are now grown and I’m so proud of their accomplishments. I now have a new grandson and what a joy it is to watch him begin to grow and develop!
Being a pediatrician is more than just a job. It’s such a privilege to be allowed into the lives of families. I enjoy helping parents in their journey of raising their children, and I enjoy getting to know kids, with the goal of guiding them a bit through the process of growing up. I have a special interest in children with developmental disabilities and in orthopedic problems.
When I’m not at work I enjoy swimming with a masters group at the Holyoke YMCA. My wife and I enjoy hiking, bicycling, and visiting our grandson. And, of course, we look forward to more traveling when it becomes possible.
- Undergraduate: University of California, Bachelor of Science in child development, Davis, CA, 1974
- Graduate: Stanford University, Master of Arts in physical therapy, Stanford, CA, 1976
- Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1990
- Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA, 1990-1993
Memberships and Certifications
- Board certified in Pediatrics
- Hiking, biking and travel