Born and raised in Southern California, descendent of hard working Italian American immigrants

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California at San Diego

Graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

Completed internship, residency, and fellowship with honors at Stanford University

Former academic faculty member in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Former Director of Evidence Based Practices and Education at Stanford University:

  • Responsible for assessing and improving the quality of care delivered at one of the foremost clinical and research Psychiatry Departments in the world
  • Organized and developed Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Conducted trainings and supervision for medical students, residents, psychologists, physicians in family and internal medicine as well as psychiatry
  • Ensured that patients received the very best treatments available

Enjoys friendly, collaborative sharing of ideas to promote good health

Active in community service and local church

Enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and in the outdoors