I am a native Oregonian. I love to travel and decided to pursue medicine after seeing so much need for basic medical services around the world. I completed my medical training on the East Coast and my post-graduate work in Chicago. At the University of Illinois at Chicago I worked as the director of the family planning clinic, taught clinical obstetrics and gynecology, and conducted clinical research. I am thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest working for Kaiser Permanente.
As a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, I enjoy providing comprehensive women’s health care. I am fellowship-trained in family planning and specialize in complex contraceptive services. I feel privileged to care for women at all phases of their lives, and enjoy working with a diverse patient population. I believe that good patient care starts by listening to each woman’s unique story, and I work to help women develop their reproductive life plans based on their individual needs, desires, and aspirations. I believe that the social and emotional well-being of women is as important as the biological one, and that healthy women are the foundation of healthy families, and by extension, healthy societies.
I love to travel both internationally and domestically (Eastern Europe is my favorite region). I enjoy exploring cities by public transportation and bicycle. I like gardening, cooking with friends and family, and reading novels. I feel privileged in life, and I do what I can to give back to my community. I try to remain active in my neighborhood association, local political groups, and professional organizations. Of all my roles, I am most proud to be a mother.