Originally from the Northeast, I moved around the country for my medical training. After visiting the Pacific Northwest to explore the food scene, I fell in love with the area — not just for its abundant farmers markets and amazing restaurants but for its lush beauty and array of opportunities to explore nature and, yes, for its wet and gray winters, which make being at home so much more cozy.
I work as a hospitalist and enjoy seeing a wide variety of patients. Though I trained as a rheumatologist, my current career allows a better work-life balance, which in turn means I have more energy to care for my patients. Medicine is in a state of flux, and I try to keep current so that my practice reflects the best evidence-based approach to keep our patients safe and healthy.
When I'm not working, I love spending time with my family and diving into cookbooks the way some people devour fine works of fiction. I don't get to indulge much in cooking marathons of complex, multistep recipes the way I did before becoming a mom, but my enjoyment in eating remains undiminished! At some point, when we stop dreading plane rides with young children, my husband and I would like to indulge our other passion — travel — but for now, being together in Portland is enough.