Growing up in New York, my family life was filled with the arts and artists, and I always knew that I would enter a profession that involved aesthetics in some form. I developed a keen interest in nature and landscape photography, but eventually was drawn to medicine.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, I completed medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. I completed my residency in Diseases and Surgery of the Eye at the Mason Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri in Columbia.
With only 30 Fellowships in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery available nationally at that time, I was honored to be selected for a Fellowship by Wright State University. After completion of my formal education in 1992, I moved to Sonoma County and began my practice.
I was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1992, 2002 and 2012, and serve as assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco and the California Pacific Medical Center. I have authored numerous scientific papers on Oculoplastic and General Ophthalmic Surgery. I'm one of only 500 surgeons nationwide with formal fellowship training in reconstruction and beautification of eyelids, lacrimal system and Orbit.
I feel blessed that I can use my surgical skills not only to help my patients see better, but also help them to see in their reflections more of what they feel inside.
My team and I look forward to greeting you in our practice. Give us a call at 707-544-7044 for a consultation appointment. To better serve North Bay patients, you can be seen either in Santa Rosa, CA or Novato, CA — see our locations.