Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page and to Kaiser Permanente Dermatology! I'm happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my work as a board certified dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente. I feel fortunate to be a second generation Kaiser Permanente physician. 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 was raised in San Diego and went to Torrey Pines High School. Go Falcons! I completed my undergraduate training at UC San Diego and majored in mammalian physiology and neuroscience. I then completed medical school at UC Irvine, graduating with Distinction in Clinical Research and as a member of the Alpha Omega Honors Society. While in medical school, I researched biologic treatments for psoriasis and developed a passion for dermatology. I then completed four years of residency training in dermatology at UC San Diego. I enjoy traveling and serving those less fortunate abroad. I've worked in an urgent clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and as a volunteer dermatologist in Botswana, Africa. I have a special interest in skin of color, and completed a mentorship in skin of color at Northwestern University in Chicago. I am the president of the San Diego Dermatological Society, and have published research papers in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dermatology is a very unique and special opportunity to connect with people. I believe our skin is the most important organ and is vital to our overall well-being and mental health. Preventative measures to protect our skin, as well as early detection of skin cancer, are vitally important.
I thrive by staying very physically active. Staying fit is the key to staying happy. I love mountain biking, road biking, running, Pilates, skiiing, and snowboarding at Snowbird, UT. I also love to sing while my husband plays the piano. Every year we hold a holiday concert at our house and we take requests!