Im Transplant Hepatology
Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Hello! I’m glad to have this opportunity to present my credentials and share other information about myself. It’s very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
I’m a native of Southern California, but I’ve traveled extensively and have lived and trained in Sweden. I was very fortunate to attend medical school at Uppsala University and continue my training in Uppsala and through the Karolinska Institute. I subsequently earned my specialty in internal medicine at UC San Diego and the Scripps Clinic, and later did my subspecialty training in gastroenterology and, finally, in transplant hepatology at the Scripps Clinic. To learn more about conducting clinical research, I studied epidemiology and statistics and earned my Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from San Diego State University. I’m married and have four children. We enjoy travel, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
I specialize in hepatology (liver diseases) and liver transplantation. We have a very active hepatology research unit where we provide highly advanced therapies and treatments. We take a team approach in the hepatology research unit, with extraordinary nurses and investigators all working together to offer high-quality care. This teamwork has resulted in numerous publications in the field of hepatology. I also work very closely with the liver transplant team, and I’m the chair of Kaiser Permanente's National Transplant Network liver subcommittee. I’m on the executive board of the San Diego chapter of the American Liver Foundation and I serve on the medical advisory committee for the National Transplant Services. I was awarded the CHAD Health Hero of the Year award twice, and I was a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal Health Hero of the Year award in 2006. I was named as a "Top Doc" in San Diego in 2013.
My family is my highest priority. We really have fun together. My family and I enjoy many outdoor activities together. To maintain both inner strength and physical fitness, I practice martial arts—Kung Fu and tai chi.