I have been a Kaiser Permanente member for most of my life, starting from early childhood when my family moved to Hawaii from New Jersey. In fact, it was an eye doctor at Kaiser Permanente who first inspired my interest in ophthalmology. As a young patient in grade school, I admired the doctor’s ability to help people see clearly, and also appreciated her kind and compassionate ways. That initial spark eventually led to my decision to pursue ophthalmology as a career.
During my residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, I decided to specialize in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus (a disorder in which both eyes do not look at the same point at the same time). I enjoy the challenge of treating complex adult strabismus, and find it highly rewarding to improve children’s vision and eye health. I also enjoy my work in general ophthalmology, which involves the medical and surgical treatment of the majority of eye conditions in people of all ages.
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with friends and family.