I grew up in Southern California, trained at the University of California Los Angeles, Harvard, and Stanford, and have practiced both outpatient and inpatient medicine in academic and community hospitals, homeless clinics, and now, for over a decade, with Kaiser Permanente. I enjoy the challenges provided by a career in internal medicine. I chose to practice medicine because I enjoy science, like helping people, and want to make a difference with my patients and in the larger world.
About my practice
I enjoy the intellectual challenges of internal medicine, learning about and from my patients and colleagues, and paying attention to the social, cultural, economic, and environmental contributors to health and illness.
How I thrive
I enjoy reading, writing, time with family, and academic and community work involving the intersection of public health, social justice, and the arts and humanities. I manage a website called Public Health and Social Justice," am the author of Public Health and Social Justice (2013, Jossey Bass/Wiley), and am the host of a cable television series (which is also on YouTube) called Prescription for Justice.
Medical School ?
University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
Medical Training ?
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship
Stanford University Medical Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certification ?
American Board of Internal Medicine