I've dedicated most of my life to learning about and caring for the mind. My nascent curiosity drew me to diverse undergraduate studies at Cornell University, ranging from philosophy of mind to molecular neurophysiology. After studying neuroanatomy and psychopharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania, I decided to attend medical school. Here, I fell in love with psychiatry; each patient affected by mental illness 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. As a resident, I pursued further psychotherapy training at the Pittsburgh and Columbia University Psychoanalytic Centers. I'm currently a member of the American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis.
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. The care I offer is private, personal, and professional.
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