"I love listening to patient stories. It's a privilege meeting many wonderful patients on a daily basis."
Board certified Ophthalmology
I've been fortunate throughout my training to have had amazing mentors who inspired me to pursue excellence in patient care, and to strive to deliver my best every single day. I love the specialty of ophthalmology because I can help patients with their vision and daily functions. At the Washington Permanente Medical Group, I have an opportunity to work with a talented and dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and staff members who deliver the best possible care for patients in an integrated manner. The complexity of my specialty requires a stellar team approach to care. I aim to deliver excellent care to my patients by learning which approaches to care are most suitable to preserve and protect their vision.
I was born in San Jose, California, and I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to college at Stanford University and medical school at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. I finished residency training at the Wilmer Eye Institute also at Johns Hopkins. I relocated to the Pacific Northwest for a fellowship in Uveitis (ocular inflammation) at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health and Science University. Subsequently, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, for a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Emory University.
I love cycling, running, snowboarding, and exploring the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. I also enjoy relaxing with friends and family. I try to exercise on a daily basis. I enjoy cooking, reading and traveling around the world to learn about various cultures and to grow as a person.