I grew up in sunny Los Angeles, California and slowly made my way northward until reaching my home here in Portland, Oregon. During college at the University of California, Berkeley, and after graduation I worked in a fungal biology lab. I soon realized that working with people would be more fun than working with fungi and decided to go to medical school. I completed my medical education at the University of California, Davis, and then headed to Portland, Oregon for my residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). I completed a chief residency year and a geriatric medicine fellowship, also at OHSU. My husband and I, both transplants to Portland, have fallen in love with everything this city has to offer.
Since medical school I have developed a passion for hearing patient stories, meeting their families, and helping them live a healthy and balanced life. I work with the Geriatric and Long Term Care group, taking care of patients who need care in rehabilitation facilities, or those who live in assisted living and adult foster care. My goal is to help older adults maintain and gain function and independence. I love working as part of a team in nursing facilities, and consider each patient a part of that team.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy riding my bike, gardening and cooking with my friends and family.