I’ve always been fascinated by the immune system and also felt a calling to pediatrics. I enjoy working with people and developing long-term relationships with patients and families, so my career in primary immune deficiencies and hematopoietic cell transplantation is a perfect fit. My practice combines my love of immunology with caring for pediatric patients and working in a team-based setting.
As an immunologist and transplant physician, I treat patients with primary immune deficiencies and immune regulatory diseases, which are collectively called inborn errors of immunity. I’m the clinical director of the Primary Immune Deficiency Program and co-director of Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory.
Our practice provides a variety of treatments for patients, including allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Each patient and family is different, and I enjoy getting to know each person and helping them live their best life through optimal treatment of their immune deficiency.
We have a large group of specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of inborn errors of immunity. We also have the largest clinical laboratory specializing in primary immunodeficiency diagnostics. Our physician group consists of several experts in primary immunodeficiencies. Our physicians not only provide state-of-the-art treatment for patients, but they also lead the field with primary immune deficiency research and new treatment trials.
We have many nurse practitioners dedicated to caring for patients with inborn errors of immunity. Patients in our practice also work with a dedicated nurse coordinator who helps patients navigate their medical care. Our practice is special because we provide cutting-edge diagnostics and treatments for our patients and also maintain a supportive and caring team-based environment.
Through my research, I want to improve allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for patients with primary immunodeficiencies. I’m also working to improve the treatment of patients with X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) deficiency and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).
In my free time, I like to play the piano, bake and spend time with my family.
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cancer and Blood Diseases, Immune Deficiencies and Histiocytosis, Bone Marrow Transplantation BMT, 22Q-VCFS, Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosisHLH, Rare Lung Diseases
Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cancer and Blood Diseases