During medical school I pursued a degree in creative writing, knowing that my stories would not wait for a more convenient time. Since becoming a doctor I have used my writing background to establish a Literature in Medicine program to augment clinician wellbeing coaching and teaching, and I write regularly for the medical group newsletter, as well as for my own wellness and inspiration.
Most recently my passion has been facilitating Narrative Medicine sessions,
a powerful practice for strengthening human connection
BA | Dartmouth College | 1995
MD | University of California, San Francisco | 2000
MFA I University of San Francisco | 2001
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics 2004
Poet & Essayist