Undergraduate Education: Pomona College, B.A. Biology
Graduate Education: Georgetown University M.S. Physiology and Biophysics
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, M.D.
Residency: Kaiser Los Angeles
I chose Medicine to follow in the footsteps of my childhood hero — my dad. On the weekends I begged my father to bring me with him to visit his hospitalized patients. I watched with great pride as his patients thanked him for giving them back their health after long illnesses. I saw firsthand how skilled emergency care, given at the time it’s most needed, can literally save someone’s life! More than anything, it was my dad’s empathy for his patients and understanding of their needs that not only drove me to become a doctor myself but also led me to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
As a woman and a physician, I have been trained to treat conditions that may affect women differently than men…but I also know how it feels when an illness impacts a woman’s body. As a daughter, a doctor, and a mother, I feel so lucky every day to have the experience, training, and perspective to effectively care for my patients through all the stages of their lives.
The opportunity to be part of my patients’ journeys as they nurture a baby through pregnancy to birth – is still one of the most amazing aspects of my work. Being a mama to a toddler and a newborn gives me a very personal understanding of exactly what my patients are feeling and experiencing. Serving as part of Saban’s OB/GYN practice team, I am proud that we approach each patient not just as a medical condition, but as the whole of the patient’s life and environment. When we care for our Moms-to-Be, they, their families, and I become a TEAM with the goal of a healthy and happy pregnancy and baby. The greatest reward – is having these Moms return to our practice when they’re ready to add to their families.