I am originally from Hawaii - born in Honolulu and raised in Hilo, and settled in Portland, Oregon in 2010. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis before attending the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. I completed my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and was in private practice in Arizona before moving to the Pacific Northwest. My husband and I love being closer to the water and the lush green trees. I have always enjoyed science and its practical applications, and wanted to do something which gave back to others. Medicine seemed like a good combination of everything!
About my practice
I strive to provide excellent, evidence-based care through communication and education. I am proud to be part of a team here at Kaiser Permanente which not only helps to provide care to those who are ill, but provides preventive care to those who are well! I enjoy the challenges that Obstetrics and Gynecology provides, as well as the relationships I build with my patients. I also take special interest in minimally invasive and vaginal surgery.
How I thrive
Outside of work, my husband and I enjoy traveling, hiking, watching a good movie, and most of all, spending time with our pets and two young daughters. My other hobbies include reading, scrapbooking, and jogging. I hope to run a marathon someday!