I received my bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and my masters degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. I graduated from University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and completed my residency in general adult psychiatry at University of Michigan. I moved to New York City to complete a research fellowship, gaining expertise in diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. I completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the New York University Langone Medical Center. I have been trained in various forms of therapy for adults and children including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and psychodynamic therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and family therapy.
After completing my formal training, I moved to Philadelphia and joined the faculty at the Drexel Autism Center. During my time at the Center, I conducted research in autism and gained expertise in diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders. I have been trained in the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-revised (ADI-R) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS). I find working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families extremely rewarding.