I was raised in a suburb of North Texas and received a bachelor's degree in biology at Baylor University before completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. I was thrilled to relocate to Oregon where I completed my pediatrics residency and served an extra year as Chief Resident at Oregon Health & Science University. My husband, who works as a brewer, and I love every minute spent discovering the Pacific Northwest and currently reside in Portland with our dog and cat.
About my practice
As a pediatrician, I make it a priority to foster a trusting relationship with my patients and families. I believe in shared decision-making and providing high quality care while supporting patient and family goals. I am fortunate to work with caring staff who value teamwork and communication. My special interests within pediatrics include breastfeeding medicine, newborn and infant care, and early literacy advocacy.
How I thrive
I spend my time outside work re-energizing with family and friends. I enjoy baking, reading, hiking with my Golden Retriever, and experiencing new local food and drinks in the Portland area. Confident in the power of humor to uplift and heal others, I strive daily to generate laughter and joy.