Practicing medicine in Sonoma County is the culmination of a life long
journey for me. I am board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, a fellow
of the American Congress of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, and I love my career in every way.
Born in Saudi Arabia to parents of Indian heritage, I moved to the United
States in my childhood, and was naturalized as a US citizen at the age
of nine. Although I am a third generation physician in my family, I am
the first woman in my family to attend medical school and become a doctor.
My interest in women’s health and advocacy began early while attending
Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, conducting research through
a grant from the National Science Foundation. With the encouragement of
my mentors, I sought to pursue a career that combines scientific interests
and women’s health care.
In medical school at Drexel/Hahnemann University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
I studied the health related quality of life in women with HIV and presented
my findings to the American Public Health Association. Through this experience,
I recognized the impact that reproductive health has on a woman’s
wellbeing and thereby family health and community health.
My training and work in obstetrics and gynecology on the East Coast and
the Midwest at both Robert Woods Johnson University Hospital, in New Brunswick,
New Jersey, and University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, allowed
me the privilege to care for diverse patient populations, each with their
individual reproductive health care needs. Through the scope of practice
of reproductive medicine, I am highly gratified by building partnering
relationships with patients, as they experience womanhood, motherhood,
and menopause. I now bring my passion for women’s health to Sonoma
County, where I look forward to promoting preventive health screening
and treating obstetric and gynecologic conditions.
As a general obstetrician gynecologist, my areas of interest within my
specialty include: pre-conception, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and
postpartum care with a focus on nutrition and fitness to promote wellness
during that continuum. Other interests include gynecologic cancer screening
and treating menstrual disorders through non-surgical or surgical options.
Surgical options I offer my patients, include minimally invasive hysteroscopy
for removal of polyps and fibroids, ablation procedures as well as laparoscopic
and robotic hysterectomy. I also provide peri-menopausal related care
for patients who experience natural or surgical menopause.
Through my active participation and contribution to the American Congress
of Obstetrics and Gynecology, I support advocacy for national and global
women’s health initiatives. Outside of my work, I enjoy cooking
international food dishes prepared with Sonoma County farm fresh produce.
I also love hiking Sonoma’s beautiful parks and coastline.