I have nearly 20 years of experience working in healthcare and an extensive background in basic science and clinical research, public health, ethics, speaking, publishing, and developing programs to integrate worldview and medicine. After completing my undergraduate and medical school education on full-tuition academic scholarships, I underwent a medical internship at Vanderbilt and transitioned to psychiatry residency at the University of Washington where I served as chief resident and graduated with a distinction in advanced psychotherapy.
Currently, I hold a faculty appointment at UW as a clinical instructor training future generations of doctors. I am also board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
I discovered a love for the humanities—notably literature and philosophy—at an early age due to the profound way in which they have helped me to understand and appreciate the human condition. This eventually merged with an interest in medicine and a desire to help improve people's lives.
Over my life, I’ve sought to understand individuals within a wide variety of frameworks—biological, behavioral, psychological, sociological/cultural, religious/spiritual, and philosophical. This has cultivated in me a deepening appreciation for paradox, mystery, and the individual realities of other minds. I bring these perspectives into treatment with each patient as I join them on their own respective journey toward growth.
Current clinical faculty in psychiatry, served as chief resident
Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree
Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, concentration in biostatistics and epidemiology
Coursework in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Research fellow in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine
Research fellow in neuroscience
Research fellow in cardiovascular disease and regenerative medicine
Research fellow in extreme environment human physiology
Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in biology and chemistry, summa cum laude