Joined Kaiser in: 1985
Special clinical interests: Travel medicine; Microbiology; Laboratory Utilization
Faculty: Associate Clinical Professor, University of Californa San Francisco
Awards/Honors: 2002 AAHP Flu Award
Other languages: Spanish
I am an Infectious Diseases specialist, seeing hospitalized patients with infections that are difficult to manage. I also work at the Vaccine Study Center, researching old and new vaccines. As the consultant to our Regional Microbiology laboratory, I work with the lab to ensure quality tesing for Infectious Diseases. I am also active in research on antibiotic resistance. In addition, I work closely with Public Health and the Influenza Vaccine Program at Kaiser.
I love my job, and am grateful that I have the opportunity to practice medicine at Kaiser Permanente. The work can be very stressful, so I spend my time outside of work relaxing, usually doing some sort of physical activity. I love to walk and for relaxation and health I also practice yoga and Qi Gong.
I believe that the most meaningful change is a personal one. We can accomplish most by understanding and taking responsibility for ourselves. I encourage my patients to take charge of their own lives so that we can work together to maximize their health.
2006 Teaching Award for Excellence in Continuing Medical Education
|UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA|
|Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, CA|
|Mount Zion Medical Center, San Francisco, CA|
|Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine|
|Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine|
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