I am proud to live in this beautiful state of Colorado, having been here since 2011. I was born in Cambodia, and my family was fortunate enough to immigrate to the U.S. when I was only 2 years old. I have previously lived in California, Arizona, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. My love for the outdoors drew me to the Rocky Mountains. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our children exploring the changing faces of these majestic mountains during the different seasons. I chose the field of orthopedic surgery when I was in elementary school. I had to write a report about my culture and background. In my research, I learned about the achievements of an orthopedic surgeon who worked abroad in Cambodia and I was inspired to become an orthopedic surgeon as well. Decades later, I find myself fulfilling that dream. I had no idea that my 10-year-old self knew me so well.
Working for Kaiser Permanente has allowed me to balance my roles as a surgeon, wife, mother, daughter, sister and lover of the outdoors. When treating patients, I take this into consideration. My patients, like me, are not only "patients," but have multiple roles in their own lives. I try to work with you to develop a treatment plan that allows you to fulfill all of those roles to the best of your ability. I am reminded daily by my patients, who are coming to me from varying walks of life, that we all have our struggles, our good days and our bad days. I try to understand your stories, hear your hurt, and work as a team with you to formulate a plan that works for you, whether that be through nonsurgical or surgical measures. I treat patients of all ages and my subspecialty is hand surgery.
I thrive by staying balanced. I have a wonderful support system of family, friends and colleagues. As a mother of young children and an orthopedic surgeon with a busy practice, my life is at times organized, beautiful chaos. I wouldn't have it any other way, and this constant motion is what makes me thrive.