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State Licenses





Children's Hospital of Orange County Pediatric Residency

Medical School

University of California Irvine College of Medicine

Personal Statement

I have been a hospital-based pediatrician for many years, taking care of all ages, from premature infants to young adults, in all types of circumstances. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents and young adults, helping to manage the full gamut of issues facing young people including anxiety and depression, gender fluidity and LGBTQ concerns, eating disorders, family relationships, autism/Aspergers, chronic illnesses (cancer, POTS, EDS), transitions from middle school to high school to college, substance use, and general health and wellness. I'm  mom to two young men ages 18 and 20 and a  red mini poodle. All of our experiences have helped to expand the scope of my practice. I have loads of interests including gardening, writing, yoga,music, and theatre. I seek to keep an open mind and help whenever I can.