I was born in Washington, D.C. and moved with my family to Boulder, Colorado when I was nine years old. Since then I've lived in many places, including Maui. My very supportive husband shares my love for Hawaii, and we felt extremely fortunate to be able to return to the islands. Our one son attended high school on Maui.
My exposure to the field of medicine began when I worked as a nurse's aide in high school. After graduating from college and serving a tour in the Peace Corps, I spent a few years as a medical technologist. As a physician I now care for those who are hospitalized. It’s most gratifying to be able to support individuals and their families during times of serious illness. I also enjoy contributing to gratifying partnerships with excellent specialists, nurses, and support staff.In addition to my professional medical affiliations, I also spent eight rewarding months working in Africa with Doctors Without Borders.To stay current in my field and in medicine, in general, I use the online resource UpToDate daily. I also participate in continuing medical education programs, attend medical conferences, and use home study units. In addition to English, I am fluent in French.I was a primary care doctor with the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG) for five years before spending some time working in a private medical practice. When I returned to Kaiser Permanente after this experience, I had an even deeper appreciation of the quality and mission of HPMG.I'm committed to providing the highest possible quality of compassionate care. I believe in taking the time to discuss diagnosis and treatment options with patients and their loved ones, to answer their questions, and to address their concerns. I very much enjoy partnering with patients when they’re on the road to recovery.
I love juicing, making smoothies, and including lots of fruits and vegetables in my diet. I drink plenty of water, practice yoga, ride a mountain bike, swim, and do stand-up paddleboarding. I also play bridge, and I enjoy traveling and reading. Most importantly, I’m fortunate to share my life with a supportive husband, family, and friends.