Diversity is what makes our society unique. In my work with patients, I help patients recognize and celebrate their unique strengths and abilities, often in the face of enormous physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. My work with patients and families is collaborative in nature, working as a team to address short and long term goals. The ultimate goal of my work with patients is to assist them in achieving their most optimal functioning which then leads to a happier, healthier, and more productive life.
Medical School: University of California, San Diego/San Diego State University
Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
American Psychological Association
I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and two children. We have had many memorable, not always "Kodak-like" moments, on our many outdoor adventures (sailing, hiking, biking, skiing) as well as urban escapades (movies, bowling, sporting events, roller blading to 70's-80's tunes with disco ball aglow). For my own peace of mind and balance, I indulge in reading, jogging, cooking, listening to music, and consuming chocolate.