I've dedicated my life to understanding and caring for the mind. Childhood curiosity drew me to study at Cornell University, which ranged from the philosophy of mind to neurobiology of behavior. After studying neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, I decided to attend medical school. Here, I fell in love with psychiatry because of my fascination with patients' stories and their unique ways of enduring them. I sought my graduate medical education at the Western Psychiatric Hospital of UPMC, one of the nation's largest and most renowned university-affiliated psychiatric hospitals.
As a board-certified psychiatrist who also provides psychotherapy, I received advanced training at the Pittsburgh and Columbia University Psychoanalytic Centers. Currently, I'm a psychiatric member of the American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis.
My practice is patient-centered and evidence-based. I believe very strongly in the power of the patient-doctor relationship. My clinical 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.
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
License, Medical Physician and Surgeon
Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
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
My office is located in the Kenmawr apartment building, located at 401 Shady Avenue, at the corner of Walnut and Shady Avenue. Parking is available on the street. The building sits back from the street corner and has glass doors at the entrance.
It is located three short blocks from bus stops at Shady and Fifth Avenues and four blocks from the East Busway, East Liberty Station.
Please enter through the lobby. A doorman will be there to greet you. The office is located on the first floor, up a small flight of stairs, to the right, suite D-103. Make yourself comfortable in the waiting room before your appointment time.