I believe my role as a physician is to provide my patients with a compassionate and listening ear, to give them the most evidence-based and up-to-date information, and to partner with them to make health care decisions that honor their individual values and preferences.
My mom graduated from nursing school when I was 4 years old, and she became a labor and delivery nurse. Her enthusiasm and care for her patients were transformative for me as well; I knew from a very young age that I would become an OB/GYN. When I was almost 17, my mom had my baby brother, and she invited me to be in the delivery room with her. My baby brother became my very first birth, and I was hooked.
Beyond caring for patients, I spend most of my time off with my husband and two young boys. We enjoy discovering new parks, family bike rides, and being outdoors as much as possible. I am also an enthusiastic brand new soccer mom! When not chasing toddlers, I also try to sneak in some jogging and reading.
Qualifications and experience
- Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Childbirth, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Reproduction, Women's Health - Menopause, Women's Health - Contraception, Women's Health - Adolescent Reproductive Health - Adolescent Gynecology, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Maternal and Fetal Health
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (2010)
Northwestern University - McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL (2014)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year of Issuance American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Diplomate Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014
- Clinical interest for patients
I am interested in women's health across the reproductive spectrum, from adolescent gynecology through menopause. I am particularly passionate about obstetrics, and also really enjoy complex contraception and helping women with concerns about their bleeding.
- Research interest for patients
I currently am not actively engaged in clinical research. However, I have a Master's in clinical research, and previously did a project on B-Lynch suture placement and its potential future reproductive impacts, which was published in the Green journal in 2014. I am most interested in research that directly impacts our clinical practice, such as data on C-section risks, preeclampsia, prevention of spontaneous preterm birth, etc.