I received my BA from the University of Pennsylvania and received my medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. I completed an internship in internal medicine at Mount Zion Hospital, UCSF in San Francisco, and my residency in psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where I was Chief Resident. I then did fellowship training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Montefiore Hospital, Einstein Medical College, Bronx, NY. Medical education has been a key focus throughout my career. I have held educational and clinical leadership roles at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio where I was founding Chair of the Department of Medical Education.
I am an adult psychiatrist with a focus on depression and anxiety disorders with coexisting medical conditions, providing care that combines psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Treating patients from underserved communities and training doctors from communities underrepresented in medicine is a priority. I provide faculty and educational program development to clinical departments, including techniques that faculty can use to effectively supervise and teach the next generation of physicians.
- Anxiety disorders
- Psychiatric disorders in medical settings
- Combining psychopharmacology and psychotherapy
(for academic support only)
In the Media
- 2022: Featured in this article titled, "Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship making meaningful changes to improve the fellows’ experience".