I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because I love science and helping people, a career in medicine seemed like a natural fit for me. In my specialty, it is particularly gratifying when I can help patients and their families through illness and sometimes very difficult medical decision making.After completing my medical degree at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, I did my internship and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. I completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a fellowship in advanced geriatrics at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.
I love the camaraderie at the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. I feel very comfortable discussing patient issues with other physicians and working together with the common goal of providing high quality medical care. When I need help, there is always support that I can count on.My goal is to work closely with patients and their families to provide the best care possible. Everyone has a story to tell and I really enjoy hearing my patients’ stories, past and present, which helps me to understand them as a whole person.I am a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society. I also serve as Clinical Assistant Professor in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.
I like to go on long walks for exercise. I also enjoy laughing, cooking, eating, traveling, and spending time with my family.