I was born and raised on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii. In my early teenage years, as I watched my grandparents age, I realized I wanted to go into medicine. I moved to the mainland to complete my undergraduate studies at University of California, Los Angeles before returning home to Hawaii to complete four years of medical school. I decided to complete my Internal Medicine Residency at Oregon Health and Science University and fell in love with the people and the city of Portland, Oregon. It was in my third year of training that I knew I didn't want to practice anywhere else but here in Oregon. I love the idea of not simply caring for people but also developing long-term relationships with my patients.
About my practice
I believe in working with my patients to build a strong doctor-patient partnership. I became especially interested in geriatric care during my training, and through my practice at Kaiser Permanente have also developed an interest in preventive care and working with adolescents/young adults. I enjoy being able to grow with my patients here at Kaiser Permanente and become a part of their lives while keeping them healthy and maintaining a good quality of life.
How I thrive
Physical activity is the best form of stress relief and maintaining mind-body balance for me and I thrive by running and playing soccer. I also enjoy being in the kitchen and spreading happiness by baking for family and friends.