I am a Chicago native. Even though I was born and raised a Midwesterner, I truly appreciate the southern hospitality in Atlanta! I attended college and medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I also obtained a master's degree in public health in conjunction with my medical degree at UIC. I completed my ophthalmology residency at St. Louis University and my medical retina fellowship at Bascom Palmer in Miami. I joined Kaiser Permanente directly after my fellowship because of the amazing opportunity to help develop a new department from the ground up and to be a part of an organization that emphasizes comprehensive, patient-centered care.
About my practice
"Choose a job you like and you will never have to work a day in your life" - Steve JobsThis is how I feel about my career because I truly enjoy what I do. I am a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in medical retina, with a strong interest in diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. I have a unique perspective on patient care because of my dual background in medicine and public health. My main focus is to work together with our members to come up with a diagnosis and treatment strategy, and for my patients to leave the office with a strong understanding of their retinal findings. I perform in-office procedures including retinal lasers and injections, and I work in conjunction with surgical retina specialists to manage the full-spectrum of retinal pathology.
How I thrive
I am a people-person. Outside of getting to know our members to better understand their needs, I appreciate spending time with family and friends. As a Midwest transplant to Atlanta, I have enjoyed exploring the dining scene in the South. I am definitely a foodie, whether that involves testing a new recipe at home or trying out the latest restaurant in town. I also enjoy travel, movies, racquet sports, dance, biking and reading. Overall, I like staying fit and active.