Stanford, CA 94305
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Excellent care starts with listening. I work toward understanding the struggles of children and families and this informs my clinical approach. Listening empathically matched with comprehensive data-gathering helps us avoid reacting too quickly or impulsively, out of preconceived ideas. This is the meaning of personalized care. I am proud to work with colleagues of various disciplines and approaches; we all share the same goal of helping each child live a better life and develop to their full potential.
During the early 80s, while in medical school, I witnessed many young people struggle alone with a disease that few understood and at the time was considered a death sentence. The AIDS virus rendered vulnerable many young people who were already defenseless and without social, financial and emotional support. As healthcare providers, many of us represented the only relationships these patients had. This highlighted to me the complexity and reward of the relationships we have with our patients, and the impact these relationships can have in their well-being.
Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1991
University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, 1992
University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1997
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology