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I chose to do my clinic at San Francisco Medical Center because Kaiser Permanenteís health care system values preventive care. Here, I have the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with my patients. I truly look forward to serving the pediatric community at our medical center. One of the strongest aspects of our system is accessibility in whatever specialties patients require. Further, Kaiserís proactive stance in promoting a healthy lifestyle to prevent future illnesses is a positive facet of our health care model.
I have strong interests in the fields of Gastrointestinal Transplantation and Dermatology. Discovering how and why a disease progresses or occurs is essential to developing potential therapies. For me, being able to contribute to this understanding, and aiding in the development of strategies to prevent diseases (such as graft rejection and psoriasis), is important. I would like to explore how I may contribute further to the well-being of Kaiser members.
My love for biking has translated into a healthier lifestyle. Now, instead of driving from place to place, I walk or bike to places I need to reach. I try to choose healthy options when eating out, but since I love cooking, I mostly ensure that I cook more healthily. I love to cook everything from main entrees to baked goods. Having access to all the fresh fruits and vegetables in San Francisco makes this hobby even more fun and healthy.
I believe that having balance in life is very important. I enjoy mountain biking and look forward to discovering all of the trails and parks in the Bay Area. I also enjoy world travel. Some of my favorite places are Peru, Argentina, Russia, and China. I look forward to visiting other destinations!
Undergraduate Education: BS in Biochemistry, University of Maryland at College Park
Graduate Education: PhD in Immunology, University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Professional Affiliations: American Medical Association; American Academy of Pediatrics
Professional Conferences: International Conference on Dendritic Cells; American Transplant Congress; Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group Meeting
Awards: Richard L. Day, MD Prize in Pediatrics (2008)
Began Practice: 2008
Joined Kaiser Permanente: 2008
21st Century Medicine
Itís my main goal to provide you and your children with high quality care. In the 21st Century, that means more than just making appointments or picking up the phone to reach me. As a member of my practice, you have many more choices:
- Secure Email - By creating an account at kp.org, you can add your child to your account and email me your health questions and concerns, as well as pictures. You can also make appointments, request medication refills, and view your childís immunization records online with this feature.
- Life Stage Newsletters - From birth to adolescence, you can sign up to receive regular newsletters about your childís health, featuring accurate, up to date information with links to videos, photos, and more.
- This Home Page: Take a moment to explore all my home page has to offerónot just health information you can read, but also videos, podcasts, and more.
I strongly urge you to take advantage of all of these features to
make getting your care as convenient as possible.
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