I was originally born and raised in The Windy City (aka Chicago, IL). I completed by undergraduate education at Northwestern University with a double major in neuroscience and psychology. One of the most meaningful experiences in my life was a summer volunteering at an orphanage for children with HIV in Thailand. I ultimately merged my interest in science and helping others by completing my medical education at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
My passion to improve the lives of children led me to complete my Pediatric residency at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. During my time in residency, I was inspired by the kids with diabetes and various endocrine disorders, which ultimately, led me to pursue a career in Pediatric Endocrinology.
I am currently completing my Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at UCSF. I have had the privilege of working at the Madison Clinic with some of the best patients and leading physicians in the field of diabetes. I have had the great pleasure of volunteering at Bearskin Meadows Diabetes Camp, where I was profoundly inspired by the kids!
I have deeply valued my time here at USCF. I have found great satisfaction in caring for the children and families of the Bay Area, teaching medical students and residents, and finally being able to be a part of cutting edge research to improve the lives of those with endocrine disease. My current research interest is in obesity and how the brain can sense nutrients from our diet and how it modulates feeding behavior and glucose metabolism.
I am grateful to all the wonderful patients for whom I have had the opportunity to be a part of their medical care. They have helped me grow as a physician and a human being. It truly takes a village to care for any child and I look forward to being a part of your medical team!