As a pediatric rheumatology fellow, my care philosophy is patient-centered. I want to do what is best for the patient from a medical standpoint, but I also want to ensure our care aligns with the patient and family's values and overall goals.

With her ability to apply science in a way that directly helps people, my grandmother Lola inspired me to become a doctor. I chose rheumatology because of my interest in the immune and musculoskeletal systems. I decided on pediatrics because children are strong, resilient and fun.

I also enjoyed the work culture. From parents to techs to nurses, I always felt we genuinely cared, wanted to help, and were all on the same team. I love what I do every day.

I’m honored to be a part of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. I was elected to this society in medical school as a leader and example for humanity in medicine.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking and eating. I also like Les Mills On Demand, hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, kayaking, reading and scavenger hunts.


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