About Me

Welcome. I am happy to have this opportunity to introduce myself and allow us to interact through this Web page. I feel very fortunate to work in such a cohesive and interactive environment and to know that you and I are supported by so many wonderful health care providers, both within our medical group, and within the department of obstetrics and gynecology.


I have been very lucky throughout my education and training to have lived in so many wonderful places. Born in Illinois, I was able to escape the cold winters and go to high school in Southern California, and attend UCLA for my undergraduate work. There, I developed an interest in medicine by working in the medical field, doing research in microbiology and neuroscience. Medical school at The Ohio State University was an incredible experience. I could not have had better hands-on training and enjoyed becoming a Buckeye! My residency was done at the University of Colorado in Denver. My family and I loved Colorado, summers hiking and biking in the mountains and winter skiing the best powder around. My training there was extremely comprehensive and left me feeling confident that I can take great care of my patients.

About my practice

We are committed to delivering the highest-quality medical care. I work in the Kaiser Permanente San Juan Capistrano Medical Offices. We are a very tight-knit group, with wonderful staff, where we enjoy getting to know our patients on a personal level. Working in the field of obstetrics allows me to watch families grow, while gynecology allows me to care for patients for most of their adult life, treating both medical and surgical gynecologic problems.

How I thrive

Along with joining Kaiser Permanente, becoming and being a parent has been one of my greatest achievements. When I am not spending time with my family and children, I am an avid mountain biker. I enjoy early rides in the local Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and anxiously anticipate trips out of state to explore areas in Colorado and Utah. I believe physical, spiritual and mental well-being are important to myself, my family and my patients’ health and try to combine them for myself and my patients. When time permits I enjoy "exercising my brain" by reading both history and fiction.