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Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
MPH: Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Clinical Research Fellowships: Stanford (Cutaneous Lymphoma), Massachusetts General Hospital (Hair Loss Disorders)
Internship and Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, University of Maryland
2021 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Social Media Fellow
Selected as the sole recipient as the Social Media Fellow for 2021-2023 during which time I work with the Editor-in-Chief of the Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (LSM) Journal to summarize and promote selected articles on a monthly basis.
2020 Rising Derm Stars Competition for Residents Fall Clinical Conference
One of twenty residents selected from across the country to deliver an oral presentation at the 2020 annual Fall Clinical Conference. I was paired with Dr. April Armstrong, MD, MPH as my mentor during the conference.
2019-2020 Advancing Innovation in Dermatology Scholar
Selected as a 2019 AID Scholar to participate in the Virtual Magic Wand Program designed to empower clinicians to engage in problem-driven research.
2019 Women’s Dermatologic Society L’Oréal Day of Discovery Program
Selected to meet with the L'Oreal Research team of scientists and chemists to learn about both upstream innovations (molecules, delivery systems) as well as Applied and Advanced research to understand how current ingredients and molecules are used in current and near-term OTC vehicles. 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society UCLA Delta Chapter
2012-2013 Letter of Distinction Awards – 3rd year clinical clerkships
2014 American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS) Mentorship Award
Awarded a one-month mentorship to work under the guidance of Dr. Kanade Shinkai at University of California, San Francisco. Our project investigated the four clinical phenotypes of PCOS based on cutaneous manifestations to establish clinical guidelines to be written in a peer reviewed journal.
2014 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Mentorship Program
Awarded a 160-hour mentorship opportunity to work under the guidance of Dr. Melvin Chiu, MD, MPH at University of California, Los Angeles.
2011 AMA Foundation Leadership Award
One of 24 medical students in the nation to receive an AMA Foundation Leadership Award in 2011; selection criteria includes outstanding non clinical leadership in advocacy, community service, and education
2011 Golden Key Pillars of Excellence Award
Awarded to a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to Academics, Leadership, and Service
2009 Phi Beta Kappa (Junior recipient)
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (Junior Inductee), Chancellor’s Student Service Award (2010), Illinois General Assembly Scholarship (2006-2007)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Minor in Chemistry
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Society, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chancellor’s Student Service Award (2006), 2nd Place in Undergraduate Research Symposium (2005), UIAA Student Leadership Award (2005), University Scholar Award (2002-2006)
June 2016 – June 2019: Dermatology Resident at Naval Medical Center San Diego
December 2012 – June 2016: Department head Occupational Medicine at Naval Hospital Guam
June 2012 – December 2012: Undersea Medical Officer Training at NUMI, Groton, CT.
June 2011 – June 2012: Internship at NH Camp Pendleton
August 2007 – May 2011: Uniformed Services University in Bethesda Maryland
June 2004 - May 2005: University of Colorado at Boulder, CO BA in Human Physiology
August 2000 - May 2004: University of Colorado at Boulder, CO BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
He enjoys traveling, surfing and being with his family.