Expert Qualifications

This board certified expert earned a BS (highest honors) from the University of California- Santa Cruz and MD from University of California- San Diego. Residency and fellowship training were completed at Yale University School of Medicine.The expert completed a fellowship at one of the premier research and clinical centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Addiction, and childhood trauma. She is actively involved in a number of clinical programs and projects to increase knowledge and clinical proficiency of multi disciplinary providers in treating patients with opioid dependence and for increasing awareness of mental health needs in the general population. Currently, she is a staff psychiatrist in private practice specializing in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: CA
  • BA, University of California- Santa Cruz (highest honors)
  • MD, University of California- San Diego
  • MPH. San Diego State University
  • Residency, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Yale Child Study Center
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
  • Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Member, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
  • Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association
  • Member, Northern California Regional Organization of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Publications, 10+ lectures/ presentations, 3 original peer reviewed articles/ abstracts
  • Former, Attending Psychiatrist, Albert J. Solnit Psychiatric Center
  • Former, Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Mental Health and Child Development, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
  • Current, Child, Adolescent, Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist, private practice

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