I was born and raised in Los Angeles, but headed to the East Coast for college. I completed my undergraduate studies in biochemistry and biophysics at Yale University. It was in college that I first became interested in medicine, after spending some time at a local clinic and several summers abroad in developing countries working on innovative health care delivery programs. During medical school, I was drawn to the field of ophthalmology because of the mix of medicine and surgery, the wide variety of interesting pathology and the gratification of preserving and restoring vision. I completed my ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School, and obtained additional fellowship training in ophthalmic genetics at the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.
Acerca de mi práctica médica
I joined Kaiser Permanente because I wanted to deliver high-quality patient care in an interdisciplinary environment and within an integrated health care system. I practice comprehensive ophthalmology, managing and treating a variety of eye problems. I also perform small-incision cataract surgery. My practice philosophy is to provide compassionate care to our members. I try to involve my patients in their medical care and educate them about their conditions.
Cómo vivo bien
I thrive by keeping mentally and physically active. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, cooking, traveling, dancing and running. These activities help me maintain a balanced life, which allows me to perform my best as a physician.