I was born and raised in Southern California. I still have a book called "All About Me" from when I was six years old, and at that time I wrote that I would be a doctor when I grew up. I have wanted to be a physician for as long as I can remember, and that decision was solidified through my volunteer work with Hospice during my undergraduate years. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and young son. I am an avid traveler, as well as a flamenco and salsa dancer. I also play on a co-ed volleyball team in Portland.
I chose a career in physical medicine and rehabilitation to improve patients' quality of life by guiding them through the multi-step process of physical rehabilitation. I take a holistic approach to pain management and rehabilitation, combining multiple treatment modalities and lifestyle changes to create lasting benefit. I treat patients with a variety of musculoskeletal issues including spine and joint problems, as well as neurologic problems such as spinal cord injury, stroke, and peripheral nerve injuries.
I love to learn about new cultures through travel. I do flamenco and salsa dancing. I have also organized a co-ed volleyball team. I meditate regularly. Nutrition is a passion of mine as well, and to that end, I am finishing a two year fellowship at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil which includes extensive education on use of nutrition and supplements to support healing.