My mother was a Kaiser Permanente physician in Portland, Oregon and I was born and grew up in the Kaiser Permanente system. I attended college at the University of California, Berkeley and medical school at Oregon Health & Science University. During medical school I missed the California sunshine and chose to complete my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Hawaii before returning to Portland permanently.
About my practice
I enjoy all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology: seeing patients in the clinic, caring for patients in the operating room and delivering babies on labor and delivery. I believe I can improve my patients' health care experience by maintaining a good rapport and strong relationship with them. I also enjoy working on broader women's health issues and have several leadership roles within my department and within the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In addition, I enjoy teaching and mentoring Obstetrics and Gynecology resident physicians and medical students.
How I thrive
My husband and two wonderful children give me great joy. I thrive by spending as much time as possible with them - especially when that time involves skiing, hiking, and travel.