I was born and raised in Seattle, WA, graduating from Garfield High School. I am happy to be back in the Puget Sound region, giving back to the community, after so many years. I received my undergraduate degree from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA and medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR. In between, I spent time doing research in environmental fluids, living in Japan teaching English, and working at Swedish Hospital in Seattle as an administrator for the Newborn Screening Program.
I enjoy Family Medicine because I relish in the opportunity to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. I hope to provide compassionate care by developing long lasting relationships with patients. I believe a strong relationship and understanding will help us work together to form the best care management plans. I have been a tireless volunteer working with the homeless, refugees and medically underserved. My interests in medicine include: sports medicine, childhood obesity, palliative care, HIV medicine and addiction medicine.
Having completed an addiction medicine fellowship, I now practice in the Tacoma area.
When I am not in the hospital or clinic, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, playing soccer and Rock Band. I am a huge fan of Seattle sports teams. I also hike in the summer and snowboard in the winter. I hope to complete a triathlon in the future.