"The ability to make a difference in somebody's health brings me a great sense of satisfaction."
Board certified Allergy & Immunology
I focus on adult and pediatric allergies, asthma, and immunodeficiencies. I strive to genuinely listen and understand my patients' concerns. I want to be there for them completely so that I can not only address their concerns, but also educate and partner with them to support their overall health and well-being. I value the trust and bond of the doctor-patient relationship. Being in medicine also gives me the joy of learning every day from my patients and my fellow team members. The ability to make a difference in somebody's health brings me a great sense of satisfaction. I've learned that true joy comes from living a purposeful life, serving a cause greater than yourself.
I grew up in India. After graduating at the top of my class in medical school, I moved to New York, where I completed my residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in allergy and immunology. My love of science and its ability to contribute to health and my natural tendency to connect well with people inspired me to be a clinician. I'm happily married to my supportive husband. He's my best friend, and we have a son, who is our joy. We moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest 4 years ago, and we love to call this area our home. I was named a Top Doctor by Seattle Met in 2018, 2019, and 2020. I chose to join Kaiser Permanente because of its strong leadership, governance, and structured operation that's highly regarded among its employees. I also believe in the emphasis on collaborative care, health promotion, compassion, and equity. I love having the opportunity to collaborate with the excellent Kaiser Permanente providers.
I strive to stay mentally and physically healthy by eating whole foods, getting good sleep, and exercising regularly. I love hiking and camping with my family. I also like to recharge with yoga, dancing, and learning violin. We also love traveling and learning about different cultures. I also smile as much as I can.