"stand shoulder to shoulder but always stand apart"
I am a physician with training in child health. I am a California native and consider my ideas to be influenced by many experiences, many people, and many philosophies. This diverse thinking has allowed me to help solve problems in the clinical environment, in the learning environment, and in the community. My strength is my ability to collaborate through ideas and effective listening. While our ability to generate data and gather information in health care advances, our challenge will be to effectively balance its application through individual care and community purpose.