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I have an extensive background in basic science and clinical research, public health, ethics, speaking, publishing, and developing programs to integrate worldview and medicine. After completing my undergraduate and medical school education on full-tuition academic scholarships, I underwent a medical internship at Vanderbilt and transitioned to psychiatry residency at the University of Washington where I served as chief resident and graduated with a distinction in advanced psychotherapy. Currently, I hold a faculty appointment at UW as a clinical instructor training future generations of doctors. I am also board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

I discovered a love for the humanities—notably literature, music, and art—at an early age due to the profound way in which they have helped me to understand and appreciate the human condition. This eventually merged with an interest in medicine and a desire to help improve people's lives. Over my life, I’ve sought to understand individuals within a wide variety of frameworks—biological, behavioral, psychological, sociological, religious/spiritual, and philosophical. Over time this has cultivated in me a deepening appreciation for paradox, mystery, and the individual realities of other minds. I bring these perspectives into treatment with each person I work with as I join them in their own respective journey toward growth.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Current clinical faculty in psychiatry, served as chief resident

  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree

  • Harvard University, Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, concentration in biostatistics and epidemiology

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Medical internship

  • Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute, Coursework in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy

  • Trinity International University, Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in biology and chemistry, summa cum laude