I was raised in North Texas, in the suburbs, and received a bachelor's degree in biology at Baylor University before completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. I was thrilled to relocate to Oregon where I completed my pediatrics residency and served an extra year as chief resident at Oregon Health & Science University. My husband, who works as a brewer, and I love every minute we spend discovering the Pacific Northwest and currently reside in Portland with our two golden retrievers.
As a pediatrician, I make it a priority to foster a trusting relationship with my patients and their families. I believe in shared decision-making and providing high-quality care while supporting patient and family goals. I am fortunate to work with caring staff who value teamwork and communication. My special interests within pediatrics include breastfeeding medicine, newborn and infant care, and early literacy. Furthermore, I am a strong advocate for immunizations in preventing childhood disease.
I spend my time outside of work re-energizing with family and friends. I enjoy baking, reading, hiking with my dogs, and experiencing new local food and craft beer in Portland and the surrounding areas. Confident in the power of humor to uplift and heal others, I strive daily to generate laughter and joy.