I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa where I attended medical school and completed an internship followed by residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, Oregon. My English husband and I were drawn to the Pacific Northwest by its spectacular scenery. I have two children who have grown up in Portland.
I love medicine because it is so multi-faceted. Rigorously applying evidence-based scientific principles to solve complex problems, while appreciating that every patient is a unique individual, is endlessly interesting . I believe it is my duty to clearly present the best science to my patient and then work with them respectfully to come up with a solution or a plan. I learn a lot from my patients and enjoy working with them.
Our family enjoys reading, running, hiking with our golden retriever, and travelling.