I’m a pediatric gastroenterologist and researcher specializing in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gastrointestinal problems in children with special needs. I enjoy getting to know each patient, not only from a medical perspective but also learning what they enjoy doing at home and school. This holistic approach allows me to help them thrive in their everyday life.
I was inspired to become a physician when I was in grade school, and I haven’t looked back. Working with children was always my goal, and I’m passionate about caring for kids who have gastrointestinal conditions.
In my research, I focus on improving the quality of care for children with gastrointestinal illnesses, especially IBD.
When I’m not helping patients, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing tennis, reading and traveling.
Pediatric gastroenterology; Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); GI disorders for children with special needs
Quality improvement; pediatric IBD
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics