Growing up I saw the interactions between my Aunt struggling with Lupus and her doctors, and seeing their care and compassion during difficult times made me realize early on that I wanted to become a physician. I grew in the Midwest, attended Augustana College for my Bachelors degree and then attended Saint Louis University for Medical School. When looking for residency programs I saw that the Pacific Northwest has three of my favorite things: trees, mountains and food. It was lucky that OHSU an amazing residency program. I chose to train in Family Medicine because of its ability to provide full-spectrum care for patients and their families, from birth to end of life care. I love building partnerships with my patents to help them achieve their personal health goals and needs. A doctor is often there at some of the best and worst moments of a patient's life, and I strive to be a familiar and comforting presence during difficult times. Outside of clinic, I like to spend time with my husband, labradoodle and son. We enjoy walking in the woods, checking out new brunch locals and relaxing at home.
Saint Louis University 2013
Oregon Health & Science University Family Medicine 2017
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine