All members of my family were born in the same hospital in San Diego, California. We moved to Utah when I was child but I returned to San Diego for college and medical school, where I witnessed my first birth and fell in love with Obstetrics. One of the most valuable aspects of my Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training was working beside midwives, family practice providers, and perinatologists (obstetricians for high risk pregnancies), all of whom bring shared and unique perspectives to helping women have healthy pregnancies and births.
About my practice
I began my Obstetrics and Gynecology practice at Kaiser Permanente in 2001. Since January 2014, I have had a hospital-focused practice. This allows me to do what I have loved since witnessing my first birth: help families have healthy babies. Because of my training, I support women through all types of childbirth experiences, from the least invasive to the most complicated. I love working with Kaiser Permanente because of our collaborative practice and our excellent nurses, midwives, and physicians. We strive not only to provide the highest quality care for you and your family, but also to keep you at the center of decision-making so you can have the best childbirth experience possible.
How I thrive
When I am not at the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. We love to ski, travel, and make music together. I am very committed to learning more about helping women have healthy pregnancies and conduct research studies at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. My colleagues and I work to implement new health care practices and improve current practices.