I was born and raised in Michigan and received my degree in biochemistry from the University of Michigan. I moved to Cleveland, Ohio for medical school and was part of the first class at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. I fell in love with obstetrics and gynecology on my first day of rotation and haven't looked back since. I completed residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and worked as an obstetrical hospitalist for a year before moving to Portland, Oregon and joining Kaiser Permanente.
The diversity of clinical practice drew me to obstetrics and gynecology. I enjoy working with each patient to develop a plan that will work for her unique situation. I believe in educating members to help them understand their bodies and make important health decisions. On the labor floor I aim to be respectful of the significance of the moment your family welcomes a new member while providing excellent medical care. I provide minimally invasive surgical and office-based gynecologic procedures. My other interests include prenatal care, family planning/contraception, and vulvar disorders.
I pour the majority of my time and energy outside of work into helping my daughters grow up into amazing young women, alongside my husband, who is a physician researcher. I love the wealth of experiences that are available just outside my door - no matter the weather!