• University of California, San Francisco, Psychiatry Residency
  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Graduated Cum Laude
  • Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain


  • Multidisciplinary Care: Psychodermatology, Chronic Pain, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychopharmacology: Specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compusive, and Bipolar Affective Disorders


  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • California State Medical License
  • Drug Enforcement Agency License


  • Faculty, Departments of Psychiatry and Dermatology, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Advisory Board, Simple Skincare: A panel of leading industry experts regarding lifestyle factors in skin health
  • Medical Advisory Board, Clinic by the Bay: A volunteer-powered free health clinic for low-income working uninsured adults
  • Staff Psychiatrist, Hastings College of the Law, University of California
  • Intern, NBC News – KRON-TV, HealthBeat
  • Research Fellow, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center & Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
  • Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Center for Addiction and Pregnancy
  • Data Manager, Massachusetts General Hospital, Multicenter Lifestyle Heart Trial


  • National Psychiatric Foundation, Award for Excellence in Therapeutic Skills & Dedication to Patient Care
  • Lanctot Scholarship, UCSF School of Medicine
  • UCSF School of Medicine Honors, including Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, AIDS Consult Service
  • UCSF School of Medicine, Student Research Award
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Grant
  • National Medical Foundation Fellowship Award


  • California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, “Psychodermatology & Psychopharmacology”
  • Dermatologic Nurses Association, National Conference, “Psychodermatology”
  • UCSF Department of Dermatology, Grand Rounds, “Psychodermatology & Update on Psychopharmacology”
  • UCSF Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds, “Psychodermatology”


  • Editor, Nutrition Guide for Clinicians, Psychiatric Conditions, PCRM, 2007, 2008
  • Editor, Textbook of Psychodermatology, 2008
  • Published in Preventive Medicine, November 1995, reviewed in New York Times

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Faculty,

University of California San Francisco, Departments of Psychiatry and Dermatology

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