Mountain View, CA 94040
As a specialist in adolescent medicine, I think it's important to take a comprehensive approach to my patients' health care. Listening to them with respect and truly being interested in their well-being helps us to bond. I focus on my patients' strengths; I strongly believe that strength builds strength and success breeds success.
My dad was a physician and loved his work. He was a big influence on me. I also had a wonderful pediatrician growing up who was a great role model. In medical school I had my first exposure to adolescent health care, and really enjoyed the various aspects of that field. From that point on I focused on working with adolescents, particularly those who are underserved and at-risk, as well as adolescents with eating disorders. I really believe that I can have a positive influence on my patients. With my help and support, even kids who are dealing with difficult issues can do well and thrive.
George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1980
Univ Michigan, 1981
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 1983
UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 1989
Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics