I am a pediatrician in the intensive care nursery at the Oakland Medical Center in California. My career has been a varied one, working with children in private practice, county clinics, Kaiser Permanente clinics and hospitals. Urban and rural. Wealthy and poor. The similarities greatly outweigh the differences.
Later, inspired by my work on the Board of a community nonprofit organization, I returned to school for my Masters Degree in Public Health and briefly entered the world of health policy. I am still committed to several nonprofit groups, helping them make our communities healthier for everyone. The rest of my life is filled with family and friends, gardening, travel, and painting.