As a physician, I specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health and emotional problems. Through my extensive medical training, I help my clients understand the complex relationship between physical and emotional wellness or distress.
With expertise in evidence-based Western medicine and holistic, complementary perspectives, I am a seasoned clinician who designs personalized strategies to help patients make lasting changes to flourish mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Lasting changes do not arise from a single visit; they develop over time as understanding is increased, perspective is gained, and treatment progresses. To discover these lasting changes, we must first build a foundation of trust. I will dedicate each session to you. Taking notes and planning treatment strategies is never more important than you - your present circumstances, the history which has shaped you, and your wellness goals. It is with great humility that I engage with patients as their trusted partner in healing.
Part of developing trust is also utilizing every resource available to help my patients. Because I wanted to better understand the unique aspects of humanity and how illness affects individuals, I also pursued training in Ayurvedic medicine, and its allied disciplines of yoga, meditation, and pranayama, becoming also a student of Vedic wisdom. These additional skills enable a much broader perspective on human wellness and illness, on building appropriate therapeutic plans, and on understanding environmental impacts.
In conjunction with my success as a physician, I excelled as an engineer and entrepreneur. For the first half of my career I was in the trenches of system design, root cause analysis, and solution development and implementation. As I transitioned to my career as a physician, I used my skills in research and scientific methodology to identify opportunities to improve the delivery of patient-focused health care. My unique background, world-class training, and analytical abilities – paired with expertise in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy – allow me to leverage a number of tools to formulate integrative and holistic treatment strategies for complex and difficult-to-characterize symptoms.
Your health is my passion and I have dedicated my career to finding and gaining the knowledge, resources, and experiences that will help on the journey to wellness.
School of Public Health
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Harvard Medical School,
Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
Psychiatry Residency Program
University of Pennsylvania,
Perelman Medical School
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Operations Research & Computer Engineering
Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, since 2008
Licensure, California Medical License, since 2010
- Member, American Psychiatric Association, since 2005
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Residential Professional Training Course, Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2014
Sexual Medicine / Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Disorders, Master’s Course offered by Waguih Ishak MD, 2013
Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health / IMPACT, Master’s Course offered by Jurgen Unzer MD, 2013
Integrative Medicine and Mental Healthcare, Course offered by James Lake, MD and Jim Duffy, MD , 2012