About Me

The field of oncology blends my commitment to the physical, emotional and social well-being of my patients with my interest in the science of medicine. I work closely with each patient to jointly decide the best course of treatment for that individual. 

After growing up in Los Angeles, I spent 8 years in school on the east coast. I received my undergraduate education at Princeton University, after which I attended Harvard Medical School. Upon my subsequent return to Los Angeles, I completed my internship and residency in internal medicine at UCLA. My medical oncology fellowship and my hematology and bone marrow transplantation fellowship were at the City of Hope National Medical Center, where I remained as a staff physician in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research until 1999. While at City of Hope, and now continuing as a faculty member at UCLA as a Clinical Professor, I actively participate in patient care and clinical research. I have authored or co-authored numerous publications and have participated in many clinical studies.

My passion for patient education has led me to participate in community outreach and educational programs, informing the public about various cancer related issues. My personal interests include cooking, movies and travel. I am an avid sports fan who enjoys hiking and adventures with my dogs.



Provider Specialty

Hematology-Oncology, Internal Medicine

Areas of Care



City of Hope National Medical Center


UCLA Medical Center


UCLA Medical Center


Harvard University Medical School

Locations & Affiliations


MemorialCare Cancer Institute

24302 Paseo de Valencia

Suite 200

Laguna Hills, CA

Office: (949) 458-8252