I grew up in Vermont and attended college at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. I went to medical school at the University of Vermont. I came to Oregon for my otolaryngology residency at Oregon Health and Science University. After residency, I worked in Alaska for the Alaska Native Medical Center for five years. I got married, had my first child, and then moved back to Oregon to work for Kaiser Permanente in 2002.
About my practice
I am a general otolaryngologist. I chose otolaryngology because I enjoyed working with all kinds of patients: children and adults, men and women, healthy and sick. It is still a practice of medicine where one can practice both in a medical realm and surgical arena. While I am a specialist, I believe in treating the whole patient, both from a medical and psychological standpoint. I have a relaxed, yet comprehensive approach to medical care.
How I thrive
I thrive by first being a person. I have many interests and I try to find a little bit of time every day to quilt, sew, cook, garden, read, or knit. These are activities that when I look at what I have created in a year, I can be proud of the personal fulfillment. I get out and bike, hike, and ski with my family. I love the outdoors. My annual gift to the school is to work with the children to make a quilt to be auctioned off. So far, I have made four quilts for my son's class.