Ophtha Ret Vit Sur
Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Kaiser Permanente Web page! Thank you for your interest in learning more about me and what services and care I can provide for you as a vitreoretinal physician and surgeon at the Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center.
I am first generation Vietnamese-Chinese American. I was born near Philadelphia to Vietnamese boat refugee parents who instilled a sense of respect and appreciation for the opportunities in America. Through hard work, I graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arizona, and then completed a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree program. My residency training was at the University of Utah. I then completed vitreoretinal surgical training at Texas Retina Associates, one of the largest private-academic retinal practices in the country. I am a reviewer for the Retina journal and active on the Board of the American Society of Retinal Specialists. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my family, running marathons and indulging in the culinary arts.
You may have a lot of concerns and questions when seeing a retina specialist. This is why I have worked hard to develop a team that will strive to make you feel comfortable from day one and hopefully allay any concerns and will take our time to educate you. We have access to the latest technology and treatments and thus you can be assured you will receive the best possible care. I consider it a privilege and an honor to be your vitreoretinal specialist. My retina team is ready to serve you.
I practice what I preach through the Kaiser Permanente philosophy of health in mind, body, and spirit. I value the importance of family and look forward to new adventures with them on a regular basis. I keep my mind and body strong through running marathons and striving to conquer the next challenge. The sense of accomplishment from this is amazing, and I hope to preach the benefits of exercise to all of my patients. And finally, through my volunteer service to the various academic societies and local Kaiser committees, I am able to help out a greater community beyond my office with the end result of better patient care for all of you.