"I enjoy treating a diverse array of gastroenterology conditions, but have special interests in inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel pathology, celiac disease and colon cancer prevention. I believe the practice of medicine should be a patient-physician partnership. I strive to address each patient's unique signs, symptoms and concerns and to empower them to understand their diseases, allowing us to make decisions together as a team. My favorite aspect of medicine is being able to couple these rewarding interactions with solving diagnostic puzzles and managing diseases with well-coordinated, evidence-based care." Dr. Herman received a Bachelor's of Science from Cornell University in Human Biology, Health and Society in the school of nutritional sciences. She returned to her hometown to attend medical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She then completed residency in internal medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During residency, she developed a passion for gastroenterology and clinical research. She completed her gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington, where she received focused training in the management of inflammatory bowel disease, in addition to general gastroenterology and hepatology. She has presented her scientific research at national meetings and published research in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Herman is married and has three children. She is a recovering competitive cyclist and enjoys running, cycling, camping, and entertaining in her spare time.