Dr. Geisler earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, preparing her for advanced degrees in her field from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated with honors from these programs. She completed a National Institute of Health post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill following her residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. An active member of professional societies such as the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Geisler additionally supports and trains the next generation of medical professionals. She served as an assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Oregon Health and Sciences University from 2002 to 2005 and has been an investigator on several research projects focused on clinical care as well as studied various aspects of head and neck cancers. These findings were published in publications including the American Journal of Epidemiology. She has served as an editorial peer reviewer for publications including Journal of the American Dental Association and Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The latter work earned her certificates of excellence for her contributions between 2012 and 2015. Dr. Geisler began her early professional life as a firefighter and thus enjoys physical training such as running, weightlifting and yoga during off hours. A lifelong lover of the arts, she and her husband, Bill, support the Portland Center Stage Theater and the Portland Museum of Art. She also enjoys spending time with Bill and their many friends.