Throughout my life, I've lived back and forth between the East and West Coasts. I grew up in upstate New York and Northern California. I started volunteering in the local emergency room in high school and haven’t left the hospital since. I stayed in Northern California for my undergraduate studies, studying Spanish and neuroscience at University of California, Davis. I was able to combine my interest in languages with my premedical studies and now speak fluent Spanish. For medical school, I went back east to Pennsylvania State University in Hershey. I returned to Northern California for my general surgery residency in Oakland. For the last stage of training, I completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery in Long Island, New York.
I am a general surgeon, trained to treat a variety of conditions from gallbladder problems to various types of cancer to traumatic injuries. My fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery (advanced laparoscopic surgery) fostered my special interest in fixing hernias (of all types) and acid-reflux surgery, as well as robotic surgery. I have always enjoyed talking with patients and guiding them through the surgical process.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking, skiing, playing piano, and spending time with friends and family.