I am a native Oregonian but lived elsewhere—in Europe, California, and Massachusetts—before returning to the Pacific Northwest, where my husband and I have chosen to raise our two boys. Growing up on a dairy farm taught me to value dedication and compassionate care, sparking my interest in a medical career. I worked in the research field at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned my master's degree at Boston University before completing medical school at OHSU. I am trained in internal medicine and have been a hospitalist, caring for hospitalized patients, for more than six years. I cannot imagine any other profession that would give me as much satisfaction and joy.
I treat a multitude of disease processes, involving all organ systems in the general adult population. I am privileged and humbled to be able to help people during times of illness, working alongside amazing physicians, nurses, therapists, and support staff to connect with patients and their families in a way that no other experience compares.
In addition to spending time with my family, I enjoy running and swimming. I am passionate about martial arts, an interest I share with my husband and kids. I am currently a first-degree black belt and am working on my second degree. My husband is an amazing cook, and I love eating. I find pleasure in travel, good books, and time with friends.