I am originally from Moscow, Russia, where I attended medical school. I completed both my residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine in New York. For several years, I practiced adult palliative care services and was an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. I joined Northwest Permanente in 2016.
About my practice
I work in the field of palliative medicine, caring for patients with advanced illnesses — and supporting their families as well. My specific responsibilities include managing patients with life-limiting illnesses in inpatient palliative care services at Sunnyside Medical Center. This work is challenging and rewarding. It is a privilege to be working as part of an interdisciplinary team, caring for patients and families through what may be the most difficult times in their lives. I am also medical director of the Life Care Planning team, helping to facilitate and improve advance care services for Kaiser Permanente members.
How I thrive
Playing piano and engaging in various outdoor activities (skiing, kayaking, and horseback riding) offer me plenty of opportunities to enhance my well-being.