"I strive to treat my patients as I would treat my own children."
As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a physician. My greatest accomplishment is being able to practice pediatric ophthalmology. I joined Kaiser Permanente because I wanted to be able to practice alongside other fellowship-trained ophthalmologists. I believe I can deliver better care to my patients when I have the resources to consult with other specialists in my field. I strive to treat my patients as I would treat my own children. As a pediatric ophthalmologist, I understand that it can be more difficult for parents to make medical decisions for their children than themselves. I try to give parents all the options available and encourage them to get involved as much as possible in the decision making process. My interests are in children’s eye health. I love the versatility in practicing ophthalmology. It allows me to spend time seeing patients in the clinic, as well performing surgical procedures in the operating room. It is also a field in which technology is evolving rapidly.
I grew up on Long Island, New York, and went to undergraduate school and medical school on the East Coast. I followed my husband to Seattle, and I have lived here since 1997. I met my husband when we were interns in New York City. We have two children.
My parents were born and raised in Italy. As a child, I spent many memorable summers in central Italy with my grandparents and extended family. In the past few years, my children have become old enough to travel to Europe. As a family, we have been spending a few weeks each summer exploring Europe and mostly Italy. In addition to traveling, I enjoy walking, Pilates, weight training, cooking, and taking dance classes. I stay mentally and physically active by working out whenever I have time.