Undergraduate Degree: Tulane University (2002-06) BS, Neuroscience; BA, Spanish and Latin American Studies
Master of Public Health: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (2007-11); Health Systems Management
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine (2007-11)
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami (2011-15); Chief Resident
Fellowship: Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine (2015-16)
Current Position: Geriatric Psychiatrist at the Michael E. DeBakey Houston VAMC
Board Certification: General Psychiatry (2015) and Geriatric Psychiatry (2016)
Memorable Aspect of Fellowship: I was in sheer awe as to the size of the Houston VAMC! There are ample options for professional growth via supervision, clinical exposure, and research opportunities. The breadth of these resources is immense. After all, this is the largest VAMC in the United States, within the largest medical center in the world.
Our older Veterans' shared life experiences and general wisdom are always a particular highlight for me. I enjoy their anecdotes and advice. Life experience is valuable. As providers, we share common goals in promoting safe and enduring interventions that maximize our Veteran's quality of life. Geriatric Psychiatry carries an important role for many of our older in-need and medically complex Veterans. I've found that the collaborative care model is strongly reinforced in our VAMC's culture. It is a privilege to work with so many dedicated healthcare providers across numerous multidisciplinary specialties with a team-based approach.