I believe that emotional well-being is as important as physical health, even more so as we age. Illnesses like depression are common in elders, and can diminish quality of life.
I chose psychiatric medicine when I was at Stanford Medical School because I was, and continue to be, drawn to help people with “wounds you cannot see.” Within this wonderful medical specialty, I have sub-specialized in elder/geriatric psychiatry because this phase of life has been overlooked and not well-understood in recent decades. My goal is to be a force to change that for the better.
The Center for Healthy Aging combines medical and psychiatric services in a “one-stop-shop” to reduce the travel burden on patients and their families.
My post-medical school internship, residency and fellowship at Yale School of Medicine prepared me for a range of activities in my field, including administrative and medical responsibilities. I am board certified in psychiatry, neurology and medical administration.