Biography & Education

Biography
To provide high quality, personalized care based on open communication and mutual respect.
Specialties
  • Dermatology
Education Background
Medical School Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Residency Cook County Hospital
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
Fellow American Academy of Dermatology

Care Locations

Minor & James Medical
First Hill Medical Building
515 Minor Avenue, suite 200
Seattle 98104
Swedish West Seattle Specialty Clinic
3400 California Ave. S.W.
Suite 300
Seattle 98116
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Blog

Caring for the Caregivers

April 25, 2013

Mothers’ Day is Sunday, May 12th, and it is an annual reminder of the incredible role that mothers and maternal figures play in our lives.

Oftentimes, however, moms’ health takes a backseat to their loved ones’. But who benefits when the caregiver is not in the best shape to care for their loved ones? For mothers (and all caregivers), it is important to remember to take care of yourself all year. Here are some quick tips for moms and other caregivers to keep themselves in the best shape possible:

How to Treat Different Types of Acne

April 11, 2013

I recently appeared in a video where I discuss the different types of acne and various ways to treat them.

How to deal with minor breakouts or major acne

March 01, 2013

Most of us experience acne at some point in our lives. It is most common in adolescents and young adults, but various forms can affect people well into adulthood. Knowing what you can treat with over the counter products and when to see a physician is the first step to improving acne.

The most common form of acne is comedonal acne and is characterized by whiteheads and blackheads. The next most common is inflammatory acne where deeper, pinker bumps appear on the skin. Milder cases of both comedonal and inflammatory acne can often times respond to over the counter (OTC) treatment with salicylic acid cleansers and topical benzoyl peroxide products. If you try OTC treatment for 6-8 weeks and see good benefit, you can avoid a trip to the doctor and keep using the OTC products.

More severe comedonal or inflammatory acne will commonly not respond to OTC treatment or get limited benefit. If a 6-8 week treatment trial with OTC products doesn’t control your acne, it’s time to see a...

Specialties

Specialties
  • Dermatology
Clinical Interests
  • Acne
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dysplastic Nevi
  • Eczema
  • Melanoma
  • Photobiology-Sun Damaged Skin
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Surgery