Amber M. Messier Gieri, MD
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I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I am originally from New Mexico and I completed my medical training there. I initially accepted a position as research faculty at the University of New Mexico, where I pursued basic science research, studying the effects of high concentrations of oxygen on brain development. While I loved the science, I missed the clinical aspect of being a physician and decided to focus my time solely on medicine at the bedside. I have had the opportunity to dedicate 100 percent of my time to clinical medicine over the last 5 years in the Northwest. As a native of New Mexico, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to practice medicine closer to home.
About my practice
Growing up, I knew I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to make a difference in the lives of others. With an interest in science and working with people, medicine was a natural fit. I have always enjoyed working with children and naturally was drawn to pediatrics. In pursuing neonatology, I found the opportunity to partner with families during a trying period in their lives to be an incredible honor. Supporting babies and families through times that can feel precarious and uncertain is a quiet honor that I truly respect.
I believe that medicine is most successful when provided as a team. Especially in neonatology, every single member of the multidisciplinary team providing care for the infant is absolutely critical to that baby’s well-being. With a background in neuroscience research, I have always been passionate about neurodevelopment and the importance of family-centered care. Families of babies in the NICU have an incredible strength that I find remarkable. I take the time to get to know my patients’ families and establish a family-centered approach to their baby’s care. I trust other Kaiser Permanente providers to take excellent care of my patients if I’m not available.
How I thrive
I love hiking and biking in the beautiful Rockies and am excited to explore all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.