As an adolescent medicine physician, I specialize in eating disorders, reproductive endocrinology and contraceptive management. I focus on listening and meeting patients halfway while understanding that change doesn’t happen quickly. Sometimes it comes with time and a good partnership between physician and patient.
I grew up wanting to be a teacher and then discovered that if a child wasn't healthy, learning was very difficult for them. It made me want to help kids be as healthy and happy as possible in order to live life to their fullest potential.
My special interest is in patients who struggle with obesity, then end up losing weight unsafely and developing an eating disorder. I want to learn how to help these patients as much as possible.
In my research, I’m seeking how to balance caring for obesity and eating disorders. Also, I want to understand how to define obesity and what health at every size means.
In my free time, I like to hike, travel and spend time with family and friends.
Adolescent and young adult medicine; eating disorders; reproductive endocrinology; contraceptive care management
Eating disorders; atypical anorexia nervosa; obesity
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics