I was born in Taiwan but have lived in the United States since the age of six. I grew up in Chicago and studied music history at the University of Chicago, then remained there for medical school. I completed my internship at the University of Illinois in Chicago and my pediatrics residency at the University of Iowa. I am fortunate to have been part of group private practice, a smaller private practice, and a university-based clinic. We moved to Portland in 2004 in pursuit of a balanced life, and I'm thrilled to say we've found it. My husband is a pediatric nephrologist and general pediatrician, and we have adult children. I am based at the East Interstate Pediatric Clinic and also care for newborns at our affiliated hospitals.
About my practice
I feel so privileged to share in the lives of the families that I care for. I love every phase of childhood--yes, even adolescence. My hope is that I can help families be healthy and happy by educating parents about the different stages and challenges they face. Life is full of surprises, though, and I appreciate the lessons that families teach me as well. I will seek answers to those questions that perplex us all.
How I thrive
Music and exercise help me live life well. I enjoy playing the piano and ukulele, playing alto sax in a big band, and singing. Exploring new forms of dance, and hiking with my family, dogs, and good friends, help me keep everything in perspective.