I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Penang, Malaysia before coming to the United States in 2010 for college. My interest in medicine began at a young age as I grew up near the Penang Adventist Hospital where my parents worked. It was there that I learned the importance of service and the far-reaching impact that health care can have especially to those in need. In 2014, I graduated with a B.A. in Music (piano emphasis) with pre-med at La Sierra University and I'm blessed to have attended medical school at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. With huge interests in Lifestyle Medicine and practicing whole person care, I am thrilled to be staying here for residency to be trained to “further the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ.” I am excited to be working with the like-minded faculty and residents here who truly realize that medicine is so much more than caring for the body, and that addressing the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects are paramount to quality patient care. Outside of medicine, I find great joy from spending time with family and friends, experimenting in the kitchen, traveling, road biking, hiking, and playing the piano, violin, viola, and flute.
I grew up in the small town of Albany, GA. Due to some medical problems and surgeries, I never graduated high school and obtained my GED. My interest in medicine began when I was 16 years old and began lifting weights. I discovered that I not only loved learning this information and applying it to my weight training, but I also loved being able to teach information to others. After obtaining my undergraduate Biology degree from Valdosta State University, I attended the Medical College of Georgia. While at MCG, I had the opportunity to return to my home town for my clinical years. It was during this time that I began to understand all the health disparities and socioeconomic difficulties that plague my home town. This served to further strengthen my passion for education, but also led me to develop a passion for caring for the underserved and addressing health inequality. My personal passion for health and fitness has continued to grow. I now actively compete in strongman and have successfully competed at the national and international level of the sport. I plan to merge my passion of medicine and strength athletics in a practice that emphasizes lifestyle medicine as the first line medicine. I am ecstatic to have obtained this opportunity in a place that I feel is both the capitol of lifestyle medicine and caring for the underserved.