I am so happy to be part of the Kaiser Permanente OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine team! I was born in Fairbanks and raised in Wasilla, Alaska, a small town about an hour north of Anchorage. I grew up loving the outdoors, gardening, hiking, skiing, fishing and camping. I first came to Colorado for college, attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins. From there I traveled due east to medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. I completed both my OB-GYN residency and maternal fetal medicine fellowship at UC Irvine and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Southern California. Thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing pregnancy journey! I was honored to be recognized as a 5280 Magazine Top Doctor in 2018.
Some of my favorite aspects of being a physician are getting to listen to and learn my patients’ stories, being a small part of your journey, and educating and empowering you and your partner along the way. The journey, when traveled together as a team, is so rewarding. I strive to individualize care to meet your needs. Maternal fetal medicine is a practice of high-risk obstetrics, caring for any high-risk mom or high-risk baby. Some examples of our scope include twins, triplets, prior preterm birth, prior loss of a pregnancy, maternal diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and advanced maternal age. If your OB-GYN thinks you may be high-risk now or in the future, they may refer you to see us in Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Thriving for me means spending time with family and friends, doing art projects with my boys, hiking, running and gardening. Helping others – whether it be friends, my boys or my patients – is what brings me the greatest joy every day.