I am a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist experienced in the assessment and treatment of social, emotional, and behavioral disturbances. I completed my general psychiatry residency at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and my child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. Before joining AFC Guidance Center, I was an assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, the medical director of the Autism Clinic, principal investigator for industry-sponsored clinical drug trials and co-investigator for other various grants. I have also worked in a multidisciplinary treatment team at the Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment, and Services (AARTS) Center at Rush.
In addition to clinical work, I enjoy teaching, mentoring, and advocacy work. I am the Young Physicians Section (YPS) delegate for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACA) to the American Medical Association (AMA).
When medicine is described as an art, I find it much applicable in the practice of psychiatry. Every person has their own story and no story is ever the same. As such, needs are diverse and treatment should be individually tailored. Furthermore, I do not always find medication pertinent to a treatment plan. At AFG Guidance Center, we have a multidisciplinary team with experts in various fields to provide individualized care. I am very grateful to be a part of such an impressive group of professionals from whom I can continuously learn and grow as a psychiatrist.