Born in NY, moved to Argentina at 15, completed high school & college. Graduated from UBA with a degree in Biochemistry. Moved to CA in 1990, completed clinical lab training at University of California, Irvine Medical Center, licensed as CA CLS and obtained MT(ASCP) in 1994. Worked at UCI microbiology lab for 4 yrs. Joined HealthBridge team, a pediatric acute and subacute rehab hospital, since it's inception in 1999. Set up initial lab service with initial licensure in Jan. 2000. Next at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Infection Prevention Dept. Currently, IP Manager at Hoag Orthopedic Institute.