Get to Know Me
I love being a pediatrician. I know no parent or child wants to spend a night at the hospital. It can be a scary experience for everyone involved: not knowing what to expect, being away from the familiar routines of home and school, and on top of it all, worrying about illness. Even during medical school, I was surprised by how just seeing a child in need re-energized me and, for those moments that I am with them, my world is their world. My goal is to help mitigate fears and work with families and their child/children towards returning everyone to health. When I’m not in the hospital, I love to cook and bake. My family still owns a Thai Restaurant in Nashville, TN — one that I enjoyed growing up in and helping run to this day. I know the value of a long day of hard work and how difficult it can be for families living paycheck to paycheck with no sick time. I’ve got two dogs, Daisy and Happy, that keep me busy at home. I play the violin, dabble in RPG games (watch that screen time families!), and enjoy kayaking. I was voted in residency to become a Professional Candy Crusher.
Why I Treat Children
To get them back to being ballerinas, astronauts, firefighters and superheroes.
What I'm Passionate About
I believe health for children is not only freedom from disease, but access to quality education, housing, nutrition, relationships and resources. To that goal, I have worked with the Virginia Department of Health, Richmond City Health Department, spoken at both the state and national government levels with House Representatives and Senators, served in the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and was involved regionally in the southeast and nationally with leadership in the American Academy of Pediatrics — advocating for more equitable and evidence-driven care.
Make A Difference
By being a voice for children. By holding myself up to the highest standards so I can be the best pediatrician for your child and family.
Education & Training
- Virginia Commonwealth Univ Health System,
- University of Tennessee College of Medicine,
American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics