I was raised in Ohio, attended college and medical school at the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine, and completed residency in emergency medicine in Philadelphia. During residency, I visited Portland, Oregon on vacation and fell in love with the area. After multiple visits here, I moved to Portland after completing my residency. Since practicing in Oregon, I have become a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at Western University of Health Sciences.
About my practice
I chose Emergency Medicine as a specialty because I enjoy the variety of problems and the ability to make a difference in the lives of my patients after only a short period of time. Kaiser Permanente is a good fit for me because I feel that health is a team effort between patients and their various providers. I believe we have a duty to work as a team for the benefit of our patients.
How I thrive
I enjoy being active in my free time. I love spending time with my family and friends and my dog, who goes with me as much as possible. I enjoy hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, and all manner of outdoor activities. I learned to surf while in college in Maine and continue to surf on the coast here. I am also an avid traveler and love to cook.