I was born in Zaragoza, Spain, the oldest of five children. I came to the United States when I was seven years old and grew up in a medical home where my father was a general surgeon and my mother a nurse. I was fascinated with medicine and knew from a young age that I wanted to become a doctor and help people. The tough decision came when I realized I loved kids as much as I loved medicine and struggled between wanting to become a doctor or become a teacher. This is where my parents helped me make the decision to become a pediatrician. I could work with kids and still practice medicine – my dream come true! I was in middle school at that time… and my decision to become a pediatrician never wavered.
I attended The Pennsylvania State University in State College and graduate with a bachelor of science degree in biology. From there I was accepted to the University of Medicinal and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ)/Robert Wood Johnson Medicine School in Piscataway, NJ. I subsequently completed my pediatric residency and training The New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell campus in NYC and rotated through the Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
I joined the Pediatric and Adolescent Center in January of 2011 after my two sons and I relocated to Lewes to be closer to family. Prior to moving to Delaware, I worked for duPont at Jefferson in Philadelphia and at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Erie, PA working with and helping train residents and medical students. Following those experiences, I worked in private practice while living in Greensburg, PA and Portsmouth, OH. I am currently on staff at Bayhealth Hospital in Milford and have admitting privileges at the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. I enjoy working with all of my patients and their families and find that they teach me so much each and every day! I am an advocate for patients having a central medical home and firmly believe all children and their parents should have a clear understanding about their medical health. I have enjoyed practicing medicine in the region and look forward to many more years.
- The Pennsylvania State University: 1994
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: 1998
- The New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell campus: 2001
- Pediatrics: 2001, re-certification 2008
- Bayhealth Hospital in Milford
- Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children