David is a physician assistant specializing in medical dermatology, excisional surgery, and tissue biopsies. He received his undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, before earning his master’s degree in nutrition and exercise physiology from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.
Dermatology began to pique David’s interest while completing the physician assistant program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, VA. One of the dermatologists in the program told David he had a basal cell carcinoma on his forehead. Having been bothered by it for years beforehand, David was genuinely impressed by the provider’s ability to remove it the same day.
Since then, he has felt drawn to dermatology and the ability to cure most skin cancers. David finds joy in being able to educate his patients and work with them to find as many treatment options as possible, taking his time to explain each one in detail to ensure they feel comfortable with their decisions.
Aside from his work at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, David is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Associates and a past member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
After being raised and educated on the East Coast, David enjoys the tranquil setting and beautiful mountains of the Pacific Northwest. He takes pleasure in the fresh, healthful air of the great outdoors through hiking and pickleball, which he learned from his mom, Linda, a pickleball ambassador and instructor back in Virginia.
David also enjoys resistance training, meditation, traveling to new places with his wife Barb, and spending time with his two golden doodles, Elliot and Oliver. He is passionate about nutrition as it relates to the aging process and devotes his energies toward promoting health and wellness in the patients he serves.