Growing up on the west coast instilled me with a deep love for the mountains and ocean. When my family wasn’t backpacking in the woods or playing in the ocean, we were traveling internationally. It was during my time abroad that I decided to pursue a career in medicine.
Being inspired by global health, I chose to attend a medical school that would give me intimate exposure to third world hardship and women’s health concerns. After graduating from Ross University, I headed to the east coast for a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. During this time, I created a nonprofit organization that provided surgical teaching camps to local health care providers in Uganda. I went on to complete a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. My training focused on using hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches to treat women suffering from endometriosis, uterine fibroids, abnormal bleeding, and other related conditions.
My husband, son, and I are all outdoor enthusiasts. We returned to the Pacific Northwest because we love the proximity to the mountains and the ocean and also love being close to family. In Portland, we are surrounded by siblings, have access to great schools and a bustling city, and also have the ability to balance an active lifestyle and thriving career.
The Portland Clinic supports my local and global commitment to serving women. In union with my personal beliefs, they encourage that patients are cared for in an individualized manner and receive comprehensive complete treatment. It is always my goal to educate and empower my patients and work together to find the best therapy. I believe there is a place for all types of regimens- ranging from holistic approaches to extensive surgical procedures. I offer a full scope of medical and surgical treatments to women with gynecological concerns. My main focus is on menstrual irregularities, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids. When necessary, my extensive training in minimally invasive surgery allows me to confidently offer procedures that have less pain and a faster recovery than traditional surgical approaches.
My time away from my gynecology practice is typically spent outdoors with my husband and son, either in the beautiful Northwest or abroad. Together, we love to hike, bike, swim, run, do yoga, and rock climb. My husband and I have traveled to 16 countries and have worked in health care settings all around the world. We love to explore new places and are passionate about providing medical services to those in need.