Clinical Focus

  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Faculty director, Med 143 course: Health Education in Community Clinics (2011 - Present)
  • Co-Medical Director, Pacific Free Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008 - Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Community Preceptor (Pre-clerkship) Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Carleton College (1997)
  • Janet M. Glascow Memorial Achievment Citation (for women in top 10% of medical school class), UCLA School of Medicine (2003)
  • William B. Valentine Award in Medicine for distinction as a scholar of Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine (2003)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, UCLA School of Medicine (2003)
  • Award for Professionalism, Stanford University Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency (2005 and 2006)
  • Physician's Award for Service to the Cardinal Free Clinics, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007)

Professional Education

  • Fellowship:VA Medical Center Palo Alto (2011) CA
  • Residency:Stanford University Hospital -Internal Medicine Residency Training Program (2006) CA
  • Board Certification: Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2011)
  • Masters in Public Health, UC Berkeley, Epidemiology (2008)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Medical Education:UCLA School of Medicine (2003) CA
  • BA, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, Neuroscience (1997)

Community and International Work

  • Pacific Free Clinic, San Jose


    Care of uninsured

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

    Populations Served

    primarily Vietnamese and Latino immigrants


    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project


    Opportunities for Student Involvement


Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Providing quality interdisciplinary care to older patients and those with complex conditions
Health care delivery in low-income and low English proficiency communities
Improving health care delivery systems for chronic diseases
Prevention of complications of chronic disease
Health literacy and preventive health education
Advance care planning
Culturally-appropriate health care delivery

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