As a pediatric dermatologist, I specialize in many different skin conditions that affect children and adolescents, including birthmarks, warts, acne, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. I also treat autoimmune disorders such as autoimmune bullous dermatoses, cutaneous lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis.
Each patient is an individual and their care should be tailored depending on their needs. I believe in allowing patients and their families to participate in the care discussion and help guide treatment.
My initial love for dermatology happened while shadowing a dermatologist during my undergraduate training. Dermatologists are involved in every aspect of patient care from diagnosis to treatment and I enjoy treating various skin diseases that overlap with other specialties. I love the visual aspect of dermatology. I chose to work with children because I like a family approach to patient care. It's rewarding how treating the skin can have a substantial psychosocial impact and I enjoy building confidence in children with skin diseases.
I believe in making the dermatology visit an enjoyable experience for the patient and their family. If a procedure is necessary, I aim to make it as painless and pleasant as possible using various distraction techniques. It’s my job to offer different treatment options and guidance, but I encourage the family to be part of the decision-making process. I value excellent patient care, and I’m proud to have received several patient care awards throughout my training.
Most of my free time is spent with my two big rescue dogs Lyla and Lego. During my time off, you'll find me hiking and exploring new parks. I also like reading fantasy novels and playing board games.
Pediatric dermatology; autoimmune bullous dermatoses; psoriasis