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My specialty: Nurse Anesthesia
All Kaiser Permanente Physicians and Surgeons
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients.
This provider requires a referral.
I was born and raised in China before immigrating to the United States at age 15. I completed my undergraduate work at Mt. Hood Community College and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and spent five years working at OHSU before embarking on my graduate study in anesthesia at the University of Pittsburgh. I chose anesthesia because I enjoy taking care of surgical patients and being able to alleviate their anxiety and pain. Following graduate school, I worked at Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, for five years before my husband and I decided to return to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to family.
Having anesthesia and surgery are stressful enough; patients don't need more worry. My professional philosophy is to treat others as I would like to be treated, and I approach each of my patients as I would a family member. A few of the most common concerns I hear from patients are, “Am I going to be awake for this?” “Will I feel pain?” “Will I wake up?” It is a great privilege and honor to be able to address their most pressing concerns and to appease their suffering.
I thrive by being present — present in each moment, each day, with each patient and each of my anesthetics. I love that my job requires vigilance and compassion, and that what I do every day makes a meaningful difference in every one of my patients who entrust their lives in my hands. I am able to care for others, because I am being cared for in return. I love being with my family and friends, trying out new restaurants, and watching movies. I also enjoy tennis, biking, yoga, skiing, and swimming.