Palo Alto, CA 94304
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When I first meet a family, I try to listen to the family's concerns. At the same time I try to make the child, my new patient, as comfortable as I can, knowing that all children feel a bit anxious in a new setting. I was drawn to pediatrics because it's exciting to watch children grow under your care; I also enjoy interacting with families as a whole.
Sometimes parents bring their children with epilepsy to our program to see if surgery will help control their disabling seizures. One little girl stands out in my mind because her epilepsy left her totally unable to care for herself. At age 7 she underwent a dramatic surgery called hemispherectomy, a procedure where half the brain is disconnected or removed, with the remaining neurons adapting to take over the tasks of the lost hemisphere. To see pictures and hear about her high school graduation 11 years later is one of the happiest moments in my career.
Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR, 1981
Children's Hospital of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1982
Children's Hospital of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1984
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1987
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1989
Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurology - Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics