I've dedicated most of my life to learning about and caring for the mind. My curiosity drew me to studies at Cornell University, ranging from philosophy of mind to neurobiology of behavior. After studying psychopharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania, I decided to attend medical school. Here, I fell in love with psychiatry because each patient had a unique story. I sought my graduate medical education at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, one of the nation's largest and most renowned university-affiliated psychiatric hospitals.
I've received further psychotherapy training at the Columbia University and Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Centers. I'm a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and a member of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis.
My practice is patient-centered and evidence-based. I believe very strongly in the power of the patient-doctor relationship. My practice philosophy can be best described as an attempt to place a person's symptoms in the context of an understanding of them as an individual, taking into consideration their development, personality, and life narrative.
Residency, General Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
M.D., with Honors in Psychiatry
The Commonwealth Medical College
Cert., Transference-Focused Psychotherapy
Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center
Post-Baccalureate Studies, Clinical Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania
Cert., Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center
B.S., cum laude, Biological Sciences and Cognitive Studies