Patients, first and always. Everything else comes secondary.
I grew up in San Diego and attended the University of California, San Diego, Revelle College and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. I had a short stint in cancer research and monoclonal antibody research, and then went on to St. George's University School of Medicine. After completing two years of basic sciences in Grenada, West Indies, I returned to the States to do my clinical rotations in hospitals in Oakland, CA, Brooklyn, NY, Mt. Vernon, NY, Long Island and Phoenix, AZ. After graduating with an M.D. in 1996, I began my residency in Family Practice at Mid-Hudson Family Health Institute in Kingston, NY. In 1999, I completed my residency and received a research award in Diabetes Management. I obtained my board certification with the American Board of Family Practice in July 1999 and have recertified in June of 2006, and I currently practice in Chandler, AZ. I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Campus. I have been in private practice since 2003.