Medical Director, Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program | Robert L. Hess Family Endowed Professorship in Neonatal and Developmental Medicine | Professor
“I focus on the family.”
As a doctor, I take a multidisciplinary approach to care. I involve parents and family as integral members of the team, and aim to provide the most compassionate care to mothers, infants and children. Seeing the joy that a mother and family have in watching their baby prepare to go home makes me proud and fulfilled.
Getting letters and pictures from families is always a remarkable and enormously touching experience. I once received a letter from a 10-year-old who said that every year on his birthday, his parents tell him the story of how sick he was as a baby, and how his doctors and nurses cared for him. He told me about the things he loves to do now in school, music and sports, and thanked me for being his doctor. Being able to positively affect the future of a child, the family, and society as a whole, is what makes being a doctor worthwhile.
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1992
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, 1996
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, 1999
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1993