As a physician, I enjoy developing lasting relationships with my patients. I am grateful when my patients share personal stories that allow me to further understand their health and lifestyle priorities. I am an internal medicine physician as well as a rheumatologist. My experience, in particular with complex rheumatic diseases, makes me acutely aware of the difficulty patients face in navigating large healthcare systems. I work hard to ease this challenge by collaborating with colleagues and all care team members.
Most recently, I served as a clinical educator for the Department of Veterans Affairs, supervising residents and medical students while they provide care to our nations’ veterans. In this role, I learned about the specific medical needs of veterans and I hope to continue caring for military members and veterans. I plan to use my education skills to teach my individual patients and the greater UCHealth community.
I am a native of New York City and had the privilege of growing up in a multicultural environment. I studied French language and literature during my undergraduate years. I have maintained a global perspective in my medical career and worked overseas as a physician in France, Spain, Africa, and as a program director for a medical volunteer program in Cambodia. Outside of medicine, I enjoy photography, international and local travel, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
Please note that this provider does not offer Pap testing or well woman exams.
Qualifications and experience
- Internal Medicine, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Rheumatology, Wellness and Lifestyle, Primary Care
Cornell University (1988)
Doctor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1993)
University of Colorado School of Medicine (1997)
University of California San Francisco (2001)
Masters of Public Health
Harvard University School of Public Health (2013)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year of Issuance American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Medical Specialties Internal Medicine 2017 American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Medical Specialties Rheumatology 2010
- Clinical interest for patients
Rheumatology with an integrated approach to the full spectrum of rheumatic diseases including:
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoariatic arthritis and spondyloarthropathis
- Sjogren's disease
- wellness and preventative care
- Men's health
- military medicine
- full sprectrum of chronic systemic disorders
- travel medicine
- Research interest for patients
My past research focused on improving healthcare quality particularly for patients who have complex rheumatic disease to ensure that their care is well coordinated. I have an interest in improving care and the patient experience in general and have worked in this research area in various settings. I will continue to work in the area of quality improvement.
In my rheumatology fellowship training and beyond, my research focused on particular manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus and why they differ in severity for patients of different gender and ethnicity.
I have an interest as well in art and medicine and have studied how illness can effect an artists' artistic style.
Denver Health Medical Plan
Rocky Mountain Health Plan
UCHealth Plan Administrators
Aetna Medicare Advantage