I received my B.S. in Biology and Society from Cornell University and my Naturopathic Doctorate and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine, now NUNM.
I grew up outside of New York City with a strong sense of curiosity and a love of learning. I discovered my passion for teaching while undergoing an intensive training program with Teach for America, teaching middle school science to underserved students in Houston. I infuse this love of teaching and learning into my clinical practice, empowering my patients to take an active role in their health.
I combine modern diagnostic techniques with effective natural therapies to restore the body’s innate ability to heal. As an integrative physician, I am able to utilize a broad variety of both conventional therapies, such as pharmaceuticals, and natural therapies, including Chinese and Western herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, acupuncture, visceral manipulations, as well as dietary and lifestyle education. Through this versatility, I can individualize a treatment plan to best fit each patient’s life, addressing the root cause and removing obstacles to health.
During my six-year program in naturopathic and Chinese medicine, I was mentored by doctors specializing in chronic gastrointestinal disorders, adjunctive cancer care, women’s health, and complex immune dysfunction (e.g., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme Disease). I am currently completing a rigorous two-year residency with Dr. Edythe Vickers here at An Hao Natural Health Care Clinic, where I have received extensive training in autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, adjunctive cancer care, thyroid disorders and women’s health. Additionally, I have been trained in a minimally invasive injection technique, called PIT (Perinural Injection Therapy), which helps to safely and effectively address chronic nerve pain.
In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga and going for long hikes with my husband, Adam. I am also an avid baker and I love transforming my family’s traditional recipes into gluten-free and paleo versions.