As a fellow in the Division of Neonatology & Pulmonary Biology, I promise to give my best for your child and strive for open communication between all members of the medical team and your family.
I consider all parts of a patient, including their medical needs, emotional supports and social determinants of health. I’m inspired by the resilience of newborns and dedicate my professional work to help them achieve their maximum potential by providing optimal care. Supporting families during the challenging process of seeing their newborn in intensive care is a privilege, and I’m honored to be a part of their journey.
I was honored as a junior member Alpha Omega Alpha, which is a National Medical School Honor Society. I was also chosen for RISE, which is the Research Innovation in Support of Excellence award. This award was given to me during my residency to study innate immune signaling in the developing and newborn lung.
In my research, I hope to learn more about the immune system of newborns to optimize my patients’ natural defenses against infection in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
During my free time, I like reading fiction and cooking Tex-Mex like I used to eat back home.