As the son of a well-known practitioner of Visceral Manipulation and CranioSacral Therapy, I have always been familiar with energetic fields and body work. I came to acupuncture as a career after a personal experience in high school as a patient of an Oriental Medical Doctor whose work transformed my life and helped me find a tremendous amount of relief.
My approach is simple and effective. While every treatment is individualized, my goal with every patient is the same – to get to the root of your illness with a treatment that is uniquely tailored to address your specific imbalance. I am keenly focused on alleviating the symptoms that bring you in the door and further leveraging acupuncture’s potential to help you move toward long-term wellness and optimal health.
I am particularly drawn to a team-based and collaborative environment, such as CIH, where complex and chronic conditions are most effectively addressed.
I love spending as much time as possible in the outdoors with my wife and two young sons. An avid runner and fitness enthusiast, I also enjoy alpine skiing whenever I can get to mountains above seven thousand feet.
Education and Experience
Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute), Master of Acupuncture, 2009
Western State Colorado University, B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, 2002
Casey Health Institute, acupuncturist and clinical informaticist, 2013-2018
Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Washington, D.C., acupuncturist and researcher with the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, 2010-2013
Owner/Operator of private acupuncture practice in Silver Spring, MD, 2009-2013