My goal is to support patients and families during an emotionally and physically intense experience by attending to the patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care that is aligned with the patient’s values and goals so they can thrive even in the midst of illness.
I have been impressed by UCHealth’s range of services and commitment to support oncology patients and the collaborative approach to world-class, multi-disciplinary care in a community setting!
I have had a life-long fascination with the beautiful resilience and striking fragility of the human body. I continue to be amazed by both the intricate functioning of the body in health and our adaptability in the face of illness. Being an oncology physician assistant gives me a satisfying, challenging and stimulating way to come alongside people and to make a difference in their experience of illness.
Beyond patient care, I love to read, sail, garden, hike and travel. My husband, two children and I are recent arrivals in northern Colorado. I’m originally from the Chicago area, and we made our home in Atlanta where I practiced in gynecologic oncology for 15 years. We look forward to exploring all the beauty, fun and adventures available here!
Qualifications and experience
- Blood / Lymphatic System - Clotting Disorders, Cancers - Bladder Cancer, Cancers - Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver), Cancers - Gynecologic Cancer, Cancers - Kidney Cancer, Cancers - Leukemia (Adult Acute), Cancers - Lung Cancer, Cancers - Lymphoma, Cancers - Prostate Cancer, Cancers - Testicular Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology
Masters of Science
Emory University School of Medicine (2002)
- Clinical interest for patients
- General oncology
- Holistic cancer care
- Trauma and recovery
- Gynecologic oncology
- Research interest for patients
Supportive care during active treatment phase, improving effectiveness and tolerability of cancer treatment