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About Me

Welcome to my Web page. I have been a dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center for over 15 years.

Biography

I’m one of those rare Angelinos who was actually born and raised here. I’m from the South Bay area, where the residents all have several generations of family living in the same town. I’m lucky enough to have four generations of my family living there to this date. Being raised in such a nurturing place, I value the importance of family and the idea that it takes a village to make things happen. I attended medical school at UCLA, completed my pediatric residency at UCLA, and finished my dermatology residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. I hold board certifications in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

About my practice

My practice is a reflection of how I view each of my patients: like they’re one of my family. Quality medical care involves compassionate listening and teaching people about their health to give them a greater sense of control. Teamwork is necessary to provide the best care, and the patient is the most important person on our team. My staff and I work together with our patients in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome. I practice dermatology for both adults and children. I am director of the regional multidisciplinary Vascular Birthmark Clinic at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center. I’m also a clinical assistant professor in the Dermatology Department at USC Keck School of Medicine, and I train dermatology residents at both USC and Kaiser Permanente. I’ve trained residents at UCLA, too, and I’ve been on the medical staff at both Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Medical Center.

How I thrive

I try to follow these principles: Live life to the fullest and keep in mind that life is not a dress rehearsal. Love and embrace those who care about you. Keep vigilant to achieve daily mindfulness and respect for others with an aim to overflow with many random acts of kindness. And when life gets tough, keep looking for the pony! (Ask me what that means when you come to visit me.)