Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist & Adult Psychiatrist
Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sleep medicine, ADHD, and other childhood developmental disorders.
Languages I Speak
English, Spanish, French, German, and Romanian
I trained locally in Southern California, where I attended UC Irvine and obtained a bachelor's degree in
Psychology. After graduating from Loma Linda Universiy Medical School, I completed my residency in Psychiatry
and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Southern California.
About My Practice
I work with children, adolescents, and adults to enable them to live their lives to their fullest.
The mind and body are two parts of a whole, and what affects one will affect the other. Good nutrition,
exercise, getting rest and recreation, and avoiding harmful habits form a foundation on which to build
good health. I often hear complaints that physicians have become "pill pushers". While I believe that
medication is an important component of treatment, it is only one building block in whole person care.
I am also involved with clinical research, have lectured at medical conferences, and have extensive
experience in the are of sleep medicine. More recently, I have been intrigued by the fact that pets
have a calming effect on anxiety disorders, and have brought Binx, our young black cat, into the office
much to the delight of children of all ages (and aren't we all children).