Board-Certified Primary Care Physician in Philadelphia, PA
I grew up in central Pennsylvania and lived in New England, San Francisco, and New Orleans before returning to my home state a few years ago. My parents, English and Latin teachers, instilled me with passion for learning and exploration, which drove me to pursue several fields on my road to medicine.
I went to Yale for my undergraduate degree and received a BA in English. After working for two magazines and a small publishing house, though, I decided I wanted to have a greater positive impact on the world and my community. I enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program at the Harvard Extension School in Boston, and studied all the necessary prerequisites for medical school. While I applied to medical school I worked as a research coordinator at the University of California, San Francisco, studying emotional and interpersonal alterations in patients with dementia. I also waited tables at a number of restaurants. I was accepted to Tulane for medical school and spent four years in New Orleans, studying, and caring for patients still suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and lack of public health resources in the Deep South. I then returned to the northeast for my continued training, and completed my internal medicine residency at Cooper Hospital, in Camden, where I was exposed to a striking array of medical issues from substance use to critical cardiac conditions to rare infectious diseases. I worked at Cooper hospital through the early, uncertain months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I now live in West Philly where I love caring for my garden, cooking, and riding my bicycle. I’m very excited to be part of the Ninth Street group, to build new relationships and improve our health together.