I was born and raised in Northern California but spent significant time in Oregon and Washington growing up. I attended college at Cal Poly, in San Luis Obispo, and medical school at the University of California Davis. I returned to the Pacific Northwest for my residency training at Oregon Health & Science University. My husband and I fell in love with this area and decided to make it our home. We live in NE Portland with our two children and large rescue dog. I was drawn to medicine because I love interacting with people and appreciate the science of the human body. I feel privileged to be able to care for women at all stages of their lives.
I joined the team at Kaiser Permanente because I believe in the strength of its integrated health care system, where you and your medical information are connected to all of your doctors, nurses, and other care providers. I love my amazing partners and patients. I enjoy the full spectrum of an obstetrics and gynecology practice, especially gynecologic surgery — including those surgeries that are minimally invasive, such as laparoscopy and vaginal surgery — and I like collaboratively managing patients' preconception and pregnancy. I also have full training in all different forms of birth control.
I devote most of my personal time to my family. We enjoy playing, learning, reading, and travelling together. We love taking advantage of our location in the beautiful Pacific Northwest by hiking, biking, swimming, and snow-skiing. We are a soccer family and are big Portland Timbers and Thorns fans! As a doctor who cares for women, many of them new mothers, and as a parent myself, I understand that it is critical for women to have time for self-care. When I make time for myself, I love exercising in Barre classes, knitting, and reading historical fiction.