I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and my medical degree from New York University. I completed my pediatric residency at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and worked at Jacobi Medical Center as an assistant professor of pediatrics for seven years. I love my job as I get to help children and families every day. In 2005, I moved to Portland with my husband and son and joined Kaiser Permanente. I also have an appointment as adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University.
About my practice
I work in the General Pediatric Department with special interests in cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric weight management. I enjoy the variety my practice presents and love watching my patients grow and develop from birth through adolescence. Forming partnerships with families is one of the things I enjoy most. I follow the immunization schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and believe it is safe for all children. I believe that healthcare doesn't end in the medical office.
How I thrive
I feel lucky to have wonderful family, good health, a job that makes coming to work fun, and to live in an amazing city. I run and hike trails with my dog, practice yoga and Pilates, and hang out with my son and husband as much as I can. In addition to my clinical work, I volunteer and teach in a variety of venues and participate in clinical research and advocacy for children.