I grew up in a small town in Missouri. I did most of my medical training in Kansas City and then spent an extra optional year of training in critical care at The Ohio State University. I had visited Colorado many times over the years and had decided a long time ago that I would love to live here due to the amazing weather (lots of sunshine!), access to many outdoor activities, and focus on a healthier style of living. I had dreams of becoming a physician as a child, which evolved over the years but ultimately led me to my dream job here at Colorado Permanente Medical Group. I come from a small town with working class parents and I, like my colleagues, worked very hard and spent many years training for my job as an anesthesiologist.
As an anesthesiologist, I feel honored to have your trust and I know I only have a short period of time to gain it while you are awake. I do my best to make every patient feel like a VIP. I make sure to try and ease your anxieties and explain what I do as much as possible because I know the idea of anesthesia can be very scary! I work closely with my colleagues in both surgery and anesthesia to ensure our plan of care is the safest for you, because the patient always comes first. I enjoy taking care of patients from all walks of life.
I enjoy spending time with my daughter and watching her grow. She helps keep me grounded and remember what is important. I also have a dog and a cat, and I love taking my dog for walks. I enjoy getting exercise in a group setting as well as running. I love spending time outdoors, especially going for hikes and just sitting on my deck in the sunshine. I also love that I work with a close-knit group and enjoy spending time with my colleagues outside of the operating room.