I was born in Michigan but have been living in the Los Angeles area for most of the past 25 years. I went to college in Berkeley for four years then returned to Southern California to attend UCLA School of Medicine. One of the reasons that I became a pediatrician is because children, at their young age, are still learning the values and developing the habits that will shape their health for many years to come. As a pediatrician, I hope to be a positive influence for my patients during these formative years. I also enjoy the opportunity to provide encouragement and guidance for parents who, like myself as a parent of two children, encounter the seemingly endless challenge of raising healthy and responsible children.