A bit about me...

In my youth, I was already interested in the big questions of life, i.e. is there a spirit, a soul, what is existence, God?   I sought answers in the traditional science fields in the first half of my life, then shifted in the second half into the metaphysical fields.  I pursued many, many  non-traditional modalities of healing while continuing in my career as an eye surgeon. 

Today, I feel most authentic and in my true nature when I'm working in the spiritual realm, as a facilitator of spiritual groups, retreats, dreamwork facilitator, and as spiritual director/companion.  For me, the big questions of life are answered when focus moves beyond the rational mind to the feeling heart.  Helping individuals find that space is the most fulfilling service I can provide.  The added art of dreamwork has increased the recognition of our true nature, where we find our wholeness, and finding our inner teacher.  

I have three grown children, each one uniquely talented, rich and diverse in life experiences, bold in expressing their hearts and souls. And a grandson in whom I still see the undiminished vitality of childhood. 

... a little bit more


Rush University Medical School

Doctor of Medicine

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

Residency in Ophthalmology
Board-Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon

University of Chicago

M.S. Biopsychology

University of California, Irvine

B.S. Biological Sciences

Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction / Companion Certification


Depth Analysis and Dreamwork
2019 - present

Member of Spiritual Director / Companion International: www.sdicompanions.org

Medical Intuition at the Monroe Institute

Vipassana meditation

Open-Focus Attention meditation trained

Homeopathy trained

Practitioner of Tennant Institute of Integrative Medicine

Ophthalmic Surgery Practice
1987 - 2019

Founded and facilitated the HawkinsLAStudygroup 2009 - 2021

Practitioner in kinesiology muscle testing

Retreats and daily/weekly gatherings

Baptized Episcopalian

Studies in Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism