I was born and raised in a small town on Long Island, NY and knew from an early age that I wanted to become a physician. Hard work paid off when I graduated as valedictorian of my high school class and headed off to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY as the first person in my family to attend college. When I wasn’t in my undergraduate or graduate biochemistry, biophysics, biology and psychology classes, you could find me volunteering at Tutor Time (tutoring local elementary students in math and reading), running on the Track & Field team, and climbing the Residence Life ladder while serving in various student life roles. It was while serving as Resident Assistant and Resident Director that I had my first experiences in guiding others through difficult situations and helping people in critical need. These were some of the most fulfilling moments of my young life and situations like these further fueled my passion for a career in the medical/mental health field.
After graduation, I decided to take some time away from the classroom to enjoy a more complete slice of life’s journey. I moved to Boston with my husband and our dog, where I spent three years working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School as a clinical and research assistant. I was honored to serve as the link between patients and physicians and soon found myself as an advocate for the patients’ health and well-being. It gave me an appreciation for the complexity of running a clinic, triaging phone calls, maintaining schedules and navigating the dynamics of working with insurance companies and big pharma.
After Boston, I moved onto medical school at Stony Brook University, equipped with my unique history and a wealth of applicable knowledge from which I could draw. I quickly realized that my life experiences and interests seemed to align perfectly with a career in Pediatrics. It was equally gratifying to help children and their families navigate significant illness during hospitalization as it was conducting routine care during their well child visits. After Stony Brook, I found myself back in Boston with my husband and that same lovable dog to continue my training at Tufts Children’s Hospital. I spent three years completing my pediatric residency there, where I also had the unique privilege and perspective of caring for a medically and socially diverse population. I fell in love with general pediatrics, and I now have a particular interest in adolescent medicine and pediatric mental health. When I am not at work, I love being surrounded by family and friends and I love to be outdoors even more. You’ll likely find me hiking, camping, running, or skiing depending on the time of year.
I am excited to start this new chapter of my life as a pediatrician at NAP and feel so lucky to serve this community! In a world that changes by the day, I look forward to being a constant source of support for all of our patients and families. I can’t wait to meet new patients and I anticipate countless days filled with continued learning and lots of laughs!
- Undergraduate: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 2011
- Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY 2018
- Residency: Tufts Children’s Hospital, Boston MA 2018 – 2021
Memberships and Certifications
- Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics
- Hiking, camping, running, or skiing