I was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. My path to medicine was non-traditional in that I first majored in Plant Ecology and then took time off from school to work and travel. Finally, after finishing medical school in Irvine, California, I completed my Obstetrics and Gynecology residency with Kaiser Permanente in San Jose, California. My husband (a veterinarian) and I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest on a visit and moved to Oregon after my residency.
About my practice
I truly enjoy practicing medicine. It is a privilege and honor to be able to assist women with their health and families. My goal is to make members feel welcome, comfortable, and well cared for, regardless of their concerns or issues. I believe in empowering patients to learn about every available option and I respect the diversity of opinions regarding those options.
How I thrive
I thrive by bicycling to work. When I am not working, I spend time with my husband and our two children (twins!) and love gardening, cooking, and visiting friends and family. I enjoy backpacking, bike-touring, swimming, and skiing (although I am a pretty bad skier). I am an avid reader and usually have about three books going at once.