Attending Physician

Professor of Pediatrics, (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Depression and suicidal behaviors. Adolescent developmental tasks. Adolescents facing educational challenges, eating disorders, and chronic illness. Adolescent risk taking behaviors. Substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.


Medical School: 

California School Professional Psychology/Los Angeles


Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Clinical Psychology


Professional Memberships: 

American Psychological Association -- Member of the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN), Child and Adolescent Suicide Review Team

Research Interests: 

Suicide assessment and intervention training for members of the educational, medical, and mental health professional communities. Depression and suicide assessment and interventions with adolescents. High-risk behaviors and Co-occurring disorders in adolescents and young adults Eating disorders in adolescents and young adults. Best practices in training and clinical supervision.

4650 Sunset Blvd.
Adolescent Medicine, MS# 2
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-2153Office
Fax: 323-953-8116Fax