I am from a small town in Missouri. I have wanted to be a doctor since I was four years old and have had the privilege to live out that dream. I completed my medical education in Missouri at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and my residency at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011.
About my practice
After finishing my training, I worked on Chicago’s South Side for three years. Seeking sunnier weather, I moved to California and then Guam, providing emergency care. Currently, I work in the emergency departments at both Sunnyside and Westside medical centers. I enjoy providing care to all ages. I hope to provide the best holistic care possible for the entire self—mind, body, spirit—and I work to establish a connection with everyone I treat.
How I thrive
I have a strong interest in global health and medical education, particularly in low-resource settings. I have traveled to many different countries providing health care. Most of my work has been in Central and South America; however, my favorite would have to be Bhutan. What an interesting country! I like many outdoor activities—hiking, participating in races, snorkeling, and biking are some of my favorites. I travel with my spouse as often as possible. I love experiencing the diversity of different countries. Being a dog lover and an outdoor enthusiast, I'm very excited to live in Portland and can't imagine a better place for my family to live.