Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Population & Public Health Sciences, Keck School of Medicine USC
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Medical School: 

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 


General Surgery – UCLA


Pediatric Surgery – Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio



General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Professional Memberships: 

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)


UCLA Ronald Tomkins Outstanding Teaching Award 2015
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery Rosenkrantz Resident Research Award, Clinical Science 2014
UCLA Outstanding Student Teaching Award 2010, 2011
NIH Loan Repayment Program Award 2010 – 2012
Outstanding Resident Award – UCLA Department of Surgery 2010 – 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program 2010-2012
Viola G. Hyde Scholarship Award – UCLA Department of Surgery 2008
Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Scholar 2003 – 2004 

Other Information

Specialty Interest: 

Neonatal surgery
Colorectal surgery
Minimally invasive surgery

Research Interests: 

Outcomes in pediatric surgery
Regionalization of pediatric surgical care
Health care disparities
Health policy
Opioid use
Health economics
Health equity

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