Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician
Fellowship Trained, Integrative Medicine
I was born and raised in Houston, TX, and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2002 with a BA in Biology and a minor in Music. I earned my MD at the McGovern Medical School (UT Houston) and matched into anesthesiology residency at UTMB in Galveston. After graduating from residency, I moved to San Antonio, TX where I completed my fellowship in interventional pain management at UTHSC-San Antonio. I moved back to Houston in 2012 and began practicing pain management in the Greater Houston area.
After practicing pain management for several years, I noticed that my patients were still suffering, and I knew that there must be a way to help my patients lead higher quality lives. I consider myself an avid yogi since 2012, and had the opportunity to complete my 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2014 and restorative yoga certification in 2015. After doing some searching, I stumbled upon integrative medicine and found a way to meld the two worlds of yoga and medicine together. I completed the integrative medicine fellowship with the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (founded by Dr. Andrew Weil) in the fall of 2018. I completed a health coaching certification program through the National Society of Health Coaches in October of 2020 and am excited to begin offering health coaching services very soon. I am currently participating in an Integrated Structural Acupuncture course and anticipate completion in 2021.
I have been humbled and honored to be invited to speak at various meetings and events to discuss alternative approaches to managing chronic pain. I have spoken at medical society meetings as well as at yoga studios (combining yoga along with an educational workshop).
After nearly a decade of practicing full time clinical medicine, I made the difficult decision this year to step away from a full time practice in order to focus on my passions.
Check out the tabs to find out more information about things I am passionate about - I try to update my blog and social media pages often as well, and feel free to send me a note! I would love to hear from you!
"It's time to start living the life you imagined."