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NICE TO MEET YOU.

I am honored to introduce myself as both a family medicine doctor and addiction medicine specialist.


I aim to deliver culturally-responsible care with a focus on harm reduction. I spend most of my clinical time caring for the queer community, people experiencing homelessness, and those with substance use disorders.

I love to learn new things, travel, visit National Parks, try new recipes, walk my dogs and get lost in a good book.

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PROJECTS

LOW BARRIER GENDER AFFIRMING CARE CLINIC

Using an "urgent care-like" model, the low barrier gender health clinic is a walk-in safer space for gender-affirming care. This clinic functions inside the low-barrier addiction medicine clinic. Learn more here.

GENDER EXPANSIVE CLOSET FOR THE HOMELESS

The implementation of a gender-expansive clothing closet for transgender people experiencing homelessness, in order to improve gender dysphoria, build trust in the community, and increase access to health care and social services.

STREET AND MOBILE MEDICINE

I have learned a new skill set practicing medicine from a van and walking the streets. One must rely on resourcefulness, creativity, and flexibility when delivering high-quality care in these unique settings.

HARM REDUCTION FOR HEALTHCARE 101

Creation of "Harm Reduction for Healthcare 101" training material, which teaches healthcare workers about the unique history of harm reduction and the mission to meet people where they are.

THE RAINBOW CLINIC

Helped establish the newest specialty clinic at the Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Modesto, California, specializing in LGBTQ+ health care. Resident-run clinic offering complete primary care with an emphasis in gender-affirming therapy, mental health, and substance use treatment. Learn more here.

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Helped establish the new residency curriculum on addiction medicine and gender health at the Valley Family Medicine Residency in Modesto, California. Created didactics presentations, attended national conferences, co-founded The Rainbow Clinic.

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EDUCATION

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2021 - 2022

ADDICTION MEDICINE FELLOW

Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine 
Boston Medical Center
Boston University

2018 - 2021

FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

University of California, Davis

Valley Family Medicine Residency

Chief Resident

2014 - 2018

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

St. George's University School of Medicine

Grenada, West Indies

Magna Cum Laude

2005 - 2009

BACHELORS OF SCIENCE

University of California, Davis

Emphasis in Neurobiology

Graduated with Honors

SKILLS

ADDICTION MEDICINE

Inpatient addiction consults, comprehensive outpatient addiction medicine, street and mobile medicine, homelessness outreach, with a focus on harm reduction.

FAMILY MEDICINE

Full-spectrum family medicine, including women's health, minor procedures, prenatal care, newborn nursery, preventive health, hospital medicine.

GENDER HEALTH

Provide a safer space for LGBTQ+ community, deliver a range of gender-affirming care including hormones, substance use disorder, mental health screenings, community resources, referrals for gender-affirming surgery.

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Residency and medical school curriculum development.

CLINICAL INNOVATION

Co-founder of the Rainbow Clinic, a resident-run gender health clinic in Modesto, California.

ADVOCACY

Active member and volunteer for Human Rights Campaign. Participated in cabinet meetings with staff members for Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senator, focused on expanding access to addiction medicine services.

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"Saving one life is equivalent to saving the entire world."

- Wisdom from The Starfish Story

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LET'S CONNECT.

South End, Boston, MA

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