I grew up in California in a big family, then attended UC Berkeley for college and UC Davis for medical school. While living in Sacramento, I was fortunate to meet my husband, and the two of us moved to Seattle, where I completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Washington and trained at Seattle Children's Hospital. We have two young children and spend as much time with them as possible while enjoying the outdoors and exploring the wonderful Salem and Silverton communities in which we now live.
About my practice
I enjoy taking care of children of all ages and backgrounds, including those with chronic illnesses who may be more medically complex and require specialty care, and those who were in the NICU as infants. I believe in the importance of taking time to listen to parents' and caregivers' concerns. Having grown up with three adopted siblings, I also have an interest in foster care and adoption. I speak a little bit of Spanish, which I try to use when meeting with families--with the help of an interpreter whenever possible!
How I thrive
I enjoy hiking, biking, and going for walks with my husband and children in the beautiful Oregon outdoors. I also enjoy reading, and cooking and eating good food.