"I attended College at UC Irvine and graduated at the top of my class in Chemistry and Art History. Osteopathic Medical School was a good fit for me because the philosophy of a whole person approach and emphasis on human anatomy appealed to my sensibilities as a healer and artist. After medical school at Western University in Pomona, Ca, I completed my internal medicine residency in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco. My board certification is in Internal Medicine since 2001.
As I have continued the practice of medicine over the last 20 years, my orientation and approach has gone beyond the paradigm of disease to a broader perspective of health that considers how we can optimize the aging process both inside and out.
I have a deep love for learning and a curious nature and as a result I am a perpetual student. I received my Masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley in 2008, Foundational certification in Ayurveda from the California College of Ayurveda in 2011. Most recently I completed a 2 year fellowship in Anti Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine through offered by the American Academy of Anti- Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Additionally, I have certifications in IV vitamin therapy, Ozone Therapy, Ayurvedic body therapy. I also have extensive non surgical Aesthetics injectable training in Botox, dermal fillers, Micro Needling with PRP."
"Refine Medicine’s mission in the Oakland, California is to help people live longer, healthier lives while looking and feeling their best. Our approach to anti-aging medicine is focused on using modern protocols and research to optimize the aging process, prevent age related disease, and improve vitality so that you can live your best life."