Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I'm glad to have the opportunity to present my credentials to you and share other information about myself. It's very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
I grew up in Southern California but had the opportunity to travel while getting my education. For example, I studied in England in a one-year program during my undergraduate years. For medical school, I went to Philadelphia for four years. Overall, I'm glad I had the opportunity to explore other areas, but I am very happy to be back in Southern California.
Medicine as a career is a very special opportunity to connect and help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge, but also listening and responding to what patients need. Being a doctor allows people to share with me their innermost secrets, fears, and hopes; it is a privilege to help patients understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, facilitate getting them the appropriate evaluations, and communicate with them and their families. I feel very honored that patients have entrusted me with their care and strive to treat them as I would my own family.
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, reading and traveling.