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About Me

    • MD, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, 2005
    • Psychiatry Residency, University of Washington, 2012
    • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2012
    • Member, American Psychiatric Association
    • Member, Washington State Psychiatric Association



After graduating medical school I initially wanted to be a surgeon.  I completed 4 years of clinical and research training in general surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, then realized I wanted to change my life path and pursue a career in psychiatry.  This led to my transferring to the University of Washington where I completed the psychiatry residency program in 2012.  Here I received training in evidence-based treatments for psychiatric conditions using both psychotropic medications as well as various modalities of psychotherapy.  After graduation I worked as an adult outpatient psychiatrist in Portland and then Seattle at a local health care organization before transitioning into my private practice.