I am a resident in child neurology, a specialty I find fascinating. As a deeply relational person, I’m excited to guide families through experiences with neurological disease and through an organ system that is relational at its core and inextricably tied to who we are.
I chose to train in child neurology for many reasons, but mostly because I could so clearly envision the patients I cared for during my medical school child neurology elective being my patients. I’m honored to partner with families in any area of medicine that can be exceedingly complex, whether giving a definitive and promising diagnosis or walking through overwhelming, gray situations without clear-cut answers.
My patient care philosophy centers around building rapport with families. I’m dedicated to speaking with them openly and honestly and to communicating clearly in understandable terms.
I became a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2019. This honor recognizes senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and others for excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and service dedication.
During my free time, I enjoy cooking, meeting people from different cultures, international travel and spending time at my family’s cabin in the mountains of New Mexico. I dabbled a bit in stand-up comedy during medical school and I love to make people laugh!
Child neurology; global health