When I became a physician, I made an oath to care for my patients. My goal in creating Simply Medicine is to honor this oath by simplifying health care, improving my patients’ health, and providing personalized, accessible care.
Education has always played an important role in my journey. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin, where I majored in Government and Sociology. After college, I worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington D.C., in their office of policy and legislation, where I broadened my depth of understanding of our healthcare system.
I then returned to Houston, Texas to earn my Medical Degree from the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine. I dedicated an extra year of training to the Medical Student Research Tract, where I researched and authored scholarly papers about the immune system. I continued at Baylor College of Medicine to complete a dual residency program. I completed my Pediatrics residency and am a board certified Pediatrician. I also completed an Internal Medicine residency and am a board certified Adult Internist.
I am a strong believer in giving back to the community. I have served as an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and led numerous community health education programs and medical conference presentations over the years. Prior to opening Simply Medicine, I worked at Legacy Community Health, where I cared for Houston’s most vulnerable, underserved, and uninsured children and adults. I formed long lasting bonds with my patients and delivered care that addressed many complex needs. One particularly meaningful experience was highlighted in the Spring 2018 Legacy Newsletter.
I have never stopped learning and growing as a person and physician. It would be an honor if you joined me on this journey and allowed me to care for you and your family.