I grew up in Forest Grove, Oregon, and have spent the majority of my life in Oregon. I ventured out of state to Southern California for college, then spent some time as an environmental organizer for AmeriCorps in Boston before deciding to pursue a career in medicine. I went to medical school in the Bronx, New York, which was quite a change from my hometown. New York was fun, but I missed home. I came back to Portland for a residency at Oregon Health & Science University. I have been at Kaiser Permanente since then, initially as a hospitalist in Salem and now at skilled nursing facilities in Portland.
About my practice
I enjoy getting to know people as they work to recover from illness and injury, and I like helping them figure out how to optimize their health and safety over the long run.
How I thrive
To stay balanced, I spend a lot of time out of doors. I enjoy running, hiking, white-water rafting, traveling, and especially playing with my kids.