I came late to medicine, entering medical school after a career editing children's educational books. After graduating from USC Keck School of Medicine and completing my residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, I started, I worked briefly in the outpatient setting, and then started my career as a Pediatric Hospitalist in 2006. Since 2016, I have functioned primarily as a Neonatal Hospitalist at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA, taking care of well newborns and Level 2 and 3 NICU patients, as well as attending deliveries and performing newborn procedures.

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

  • Doc Who Rocks Award, John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek CA (July 2018)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (2018 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Residency:Children's Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Residency (2004) CA
  • Internship:Children's Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Residency (2002) CA
  • Medical Education:University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Registrar (2001) CA
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2004)


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