I am originally from Hawaii — born in Honolulu and raised in Hilo — and I’ve been in the Pacific Northwest since 2010. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis, before attending the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. I then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. I have always enjoyed science and its practical applications and wanted to do something that gave back to others. I chose the field of medicine because it allowed me both. I worked in private practice in Arizona for several years, but now my husband and I love being near the water and the lush green trees!
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 that not only helps care for those who are ill but, just as importantly, helps to keep people healthy through preventive care. As an obstetrician-gynecologist, I see patients through some of the major crossroads in their lives, from puberty to their child-bearing years, menopause, and beyond. I enjoy helping them navigate these years, and I feel blessed to have built so many wonderful relationships with patients along the way. I take special interest in minimally invasive and vaginal surgery.
How I thrive
Outside of work, I am a busy wife and mother of two. My family and I enjoy traveling, hiking, going to museums, and watching movies. Family story time is my favorite time of day — even our pets love it! Reading, arts and crafts, and exercise also help me relax and re-energize.