Dan graduated from the University of Scranton in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and from University of Washington Medical School in 1988. He received his residency training from the Ventura Family Practice Residency, Ventura, CA, where he graduated in 1991. Dan was a preceptor and attending for internal medicine and emergency medicine with the Ventura Family Practice Residency. He then became the medical student and resident coordinator for the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, and held a rural rotation faculty position with the Alaska Family Practice Residency. Dan received a faculty appointment with the University of Washington in 1997. He joined Valley Family Medicine in 2000. He is responsible for the emergency medicine and surgery curriculum.
His professional interests include obstetrics, office procedures, cross-cultural medicine, rural family medicine, dermatology, and medical ethics. In his spare time, Dan enjoys fly-fishing, literature, and hiking.