Emeryville, CA 94608
Fax: (510) 587-9624
I always knew I wanted to work with children. Kids are so resilient and they are so much fun to work with — they are far more honest than most adults are. You get the genuine article when you talk to a kid. There's a lot to be said about the strength and resiliency of children. The most rewarding part of my job is the bond that I forge with patients and families.
I always say "hi friend" when I walk in the door, because, I assume we're all going to be friends. I have a friendly, casual approach. Children know when you're faking it, so it's really important for each child and family to know that I will always be honest with them. My saying is 'life is a team sport'. I approach medicine the same way, as a team sport. I want my patients and families to know that we are on the same team. We're all in this together to make our kids healthier and safer.
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 06/1/2001
Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland, Oakland, CA, 6/30/2002
Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland, Oakland, CA, 6/30/2004
Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 06/30/2008
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 06/30/2007
Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics