I have been fortunate to attend my schooling and training at some of the top institutions in Los Angeles. For undergraduate studies I attended UCLA, majoring in History and graduating Cum Laude. I then went on to medical school at the KECK/USC School of Medicine. My residency was completed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the department of Psychiatry, where I was awarded the Judd-Marmor award for Excellence in Clinical Practice. I am Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I have completed Core-Training in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with Drs. Robert Neborsky and Josette Ten-Have de Labije, two world-renowned psychotherapists.
I particularly enjoy the work I do in my private practice; it is the culmination of all that I do and continue to work at. My goal is to help people get better, live fuller and happier lives. I also particularly enjoy my activities as Clinical Assistant Professor at the USC/Keck School of Medicine, where I teach medical students. In the past I worked as a Research Physician. In this capacity I functioned as Principal or Sub-Investigator on numerous trials assessing various aspects of medications en route to FDA approval. Related to my research endeavors I served as the Vice-Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.