Todd started his career in Family Practice, working with the National Health Service Corps in a rural, physician underserved region of northern California. He later switched to Emergency Medicine, which he has been practicing for the last 30 years. He has been Board Certified in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He served for 8 years as Medical Director of Feather River Hospital’s Emergency Department.
For the past 4 years, he has become interested in palliative care and how this can be applied in the emergency department as well as in the rest of the hospital. He is a member of the Palliative Care Section of ACEP and has been acquiring training in palliative care skills. He has become a POLST trainer and is a member of the California POLST Physician Advisory Council. He also completed the ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) trainer’s course has been training and supervising nurses to provide palliative care consultations for inpatients. He co-founded the Paradise POLST Project, a local coalition to provide POLST education, and gives talks to the community and medical staff about palliative care and end of life decisions. He is also the chairman of Adventist Health’s Advance Care Council, promoting palliative care throughout the Adventist Health system. He is excited to be joining ResolutionCare to be involved in a new palliative care journey.
Todd has enjoyed a wonderful 45-year marriage to his wife, Toby. They have 3 children and a young grandson. During their free time, they enjoy travel, the outdoors, boating, camping, and scuba diving. Whenever possible, Todd enjoys playing his guitar and making music.