I am an Alaskan native and grew up in Portland, Oregon. I moved to Colorado in 2012 for my fellowship in cardiothoracic radiology at National Jewish Health/UC Denver. I joined Kaiser Permanente after my fellowship to be part of Kaiser Permanente’s unique commitment to increasing access to high-quality care and services. I have since helped create and maintain one of the largest lung cancer screening programs in the U.S. Our lung cancer screening program has already saved several lives as a part of our efforts. Currently, we are participating in a multicenter research project to evaluate how we can make even more impact on patient care.
As a cardiothoracic imager, I provide subspecialty expertise with a strong background and research in interstitial lung diseases and a focus on lung cancer screening. I work closely with the referring physicians and participate in several multidisciplinary groups to provide high-quality and focused care to our patients. I respect patients as partners in maintaining their health. I enjoy learning about patients and listen to understand their questions and concerns. My goal is to provide the most appropriate care for our patients, so they aren’t spending extra time or money to get the care they deserve.
I thrive by establishing or maintaining relationships in my community.