I was born in Czech Republic, but have spent most of my life in Southern California. I completed medical school and my orthopedic training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). I then spent one year in Seattle at the University of Washington for additional training in hand and upper extremity surgery. It was there that I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest, and chose to raise my family here.
About my practice
I treat conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow, including arthritis, injuries, and common problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome. As a surgeon, I understand the importance of hand use in daily life, and it is my goal to help patients regain hand function, whether through conservative care such as bracing, injections, and therapy, or through surgery.
How I thrive
I have found that the more I enjoy my life outside of work, the more I enjoy coming to work. I spend my free time with my family, my husband, and two young boys, and we participate in many outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and skiing. Being active with my family helps me control stress and teaches my children the importance of exercise and balance in life.
Medical School ?
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Training ?
University of Washington Medical Center
University of California (Los Angeles) Medical Center
Los Angeles CA
Board Certification ?
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery