After spending the past 8 years in Arizona, I have moved back to my home town of Los Angeles, CA to begin a one year Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship through UCLA Health. I am honored and happy to join this esteemed team and to have the opportunity to work at various Addiction Clinics in the LA area, including: the Sepulveda and West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospitals and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. I am looking forward to this new challenge and the opportunity to work with patients and Veterans across LA.
|VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center|
|VA West Los Angeles Medical Center|
|Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|
While this new chapter opens, it means another has closed. The past 4 years of Residency have prepared me for this moment and provided me every opportunity needed to open the door to UCLA. I cannot begin to thank the Attendings and support staff at Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix for their mentoring, teaching, and collegiality.
I enjoyed working with wonderful patients and their families (some for as long as three years in the outpatient clinic!) Thank you for putting your trust into me and I hope you all continue to achieve your goals and improve/maintain your mental health and wellness.
If anyone reading this blog is thinking about where to do their Psychiatry Residency, I would strongly encourage you to consider Banner. Dr. McLoone, Dr. Waxman and all the other attendings are second to none. The leadership staff of Graduate Medical Education, lead by Dr. Leibowitz, has created a utopia of medical education in the desert. I offer my sincerest gratitude and a Tip of My Cap to all of the Attendings and colleagues I worked with over the past 4 years at Banner.
|Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix (Formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center). |
This blog is approaching its two year anniversary. I started it as a way to educate the public about Mental Health and Addiction and by doing so I hoped to decrease the stigma associated with Mental Illness. I am convinced that sharing knowledge, resources and the latest research will ultimately increase the hope of those who are suffering. This is necessary in order for health (both physical and mental) and wellness to improve.
My goal is to continue sharing insights, the milestones of my career and timely and useful research related to Mental Health, Wellness and Addiction. I hope you will continue to read my blog and, if you find it useful, please share it with your family and friends.
I am always looking to answer your questions and for ideas for new posts... please comment below or email and I will do my best to answer your questions in future blog posts!
Thank you for taking the time to find my blog. Whether you are suffering from Mental Illness, know someone who is, or are just interested in learning more, I hope the resources and articles I post get you to where you need to be.