I received an undergraduate degree in Biology at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. After college, I spent a few months doing research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Washington, DC; and one year at the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Division in Boston. I moved out west to escape the cold winters and completed my residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis Medical Center where I later served as a chief resident. I have an interest in exercise science and am a certified personal trainer through the National Association of Sports medicine (NASM). I am also a yoga instructor and a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. I have been vegan for the last 6 years and am a firm believer in the value of a whole foods plant-based diet. I encourage my patients to shop at farmers markets and try out new recipes.
Health is created by all the little things that we do at home, work, at the dining table and when we pray. I firmly believe that you can prevent and reverse disease and lead a long and healthy life by following a few simple guidelines. The master levers of your health are factors that are under your control: Not smoking, exercise, eating a whole foods plant-based diet, getting adequate sleep, controlling your stress and interacting with your community.