Clinical Interest for Patients
My many clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiency, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders.
I strive to provide the best care for my patients. I believe in treating patients and their families, taking into account every aspect of the patient's body and health, empowering them with knowledge regarding their disease. In both the clinical and research environments, I consider myself a “hands on” teacher. History and physical exam skills are best exemplified at the patient’s bedside, and it is there that I prefer to teach clinical medicine to students, residents and fellows. Clues obtained from the history and physical exam lead to the formation of possible hypothesis that explain the current disease process (differential diagnosis), and the formulation of tests needed to test this hypothesis (laboratory and/or imaging evaluation). Similarly, for graduate students, I find that working side-by-side at the bench is the best way to obtain clues from failed experiments, to hypothesize the conceptual or technical errors, and design modifications to the experiment to best troubleshoot the issues at hand.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, running, lifting, and cooking with my husband and daughter.