After earning my undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego, I received my medical degree at the University of Southern California. That's when I left my native So-Cal and did my internship and residency at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. I am married to a doctor who works at the University of Colorado in the Genetics Department and we have two beautiful children. I like to travel, ski, ride horseback, read, garden, scuba dive and of course I like to swim; I was a part of an NCAA Championship water polo team in college. I love working for Kaiser Permanente and being an Ob/Gyn provider. It allows me to care for women throughout their lives, provide hands-on care, and be a part of childbirth, which is such a privilege.
Some of the training I received during my residency involved special techniques and therapies to help women when they have endometriosis pain, bladder pain, pelvic floor pain, and/or pain with sex. I spend ¾ of my time as an Ob/Gyn specializing in Chronic Pelvic Pain and ¼ of my time teaching and in administration. Knowledge in many areas of medicine like chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture are required for this specialty.
I am lucky to have special physical therapists and other professionals who I work with. I am fortunate to perform complex minimally invasive endometriosis surgeries when my patients need it. I belong to numerous National and International pelvic pain societies and I thoroughly enjoy traveling to medical conferences to learn more in this ever expanding field.
Kaiser Permanente is great because I am able to live a balance that promotes my life, family, and health, while being able to help my patients do the same. I enjoy the outdoors and make time to exercise, be with friends and family, and travel.