I like being a psychiatrist. I think it started with my interest in the human mind, how people came to be who they are. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UCLA. My favorite part in my undergraduate years is working as a behavioral therapist with newly diagnosed children with autism under Dr. Lovaas. I pursued a career in medicine because I wanted to learn about the connection between the brains of people with autism and their psyche. Whereas the mind is abstract, the brain is physical. It would only make sense that in order to treat someone with a psychiatric issue, the physical component also needs to be addressed. I completed my residency in General Psychiatry, and my Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I have been practicing Psychiatry for the last 11 years, working within the context of outpatient, inpatient, crisis stabilization areas in private, public and academic settings. I was an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 6 years. Currently, I am in my private practice, working with children as young as 3 y/o, adolescents, young adults, middle aged adults, and adults who are in the geriatric age group. I am board certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I am a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Neuroscience Education Institute.
Doctorate of Medicine: University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial, Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
General Psychiatry Residency: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry New York Medical College, Valhalla NY
Fellowship Training: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities, Westchester Institute of Human Development Valhalla, NY
Board Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology