As both a physician and a surgeon, I utilize a collaborative philosophy to providing patient care. I am a strong proponent of using evidence-based medicine and stepwise plans in treating diseases of the head and neck. I am also a firm believer in patient-centered care with the idea that the patient and family are essential partners in determining and completing their most appropriate treatment. For many ear, nose and throat diseases a team approach is needed, and I strive to develop the clinical relationships needed for excellent, integrated care.
I am so blessed to be able to live and work in beautiful southern Colorado. I enjoy mountain biking and skiing with my husband, David, as well as hiking with our dog, Pepper. I love to garden, but between the deer and the hail, I have not been very successful yet.
Qualifications and experience
- Otolaryngology, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Facial Plastics and Cosmetics, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Sinus Tumors, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Skull Base Tumors, Otolaryngology - Rhinology
- Languages spoken
Vanderbilt University School of Engineering (2000)
Duke University Medical Center (2007)
Northwestern Univ Med Sch (2012)
Rush University Medical Center (2013)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests cover the spectrum of general otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) with an emphasis on surgical procedures. I have fellowship training in rhinology and facial plastic surgery with a focus on complex sinus disease, anterior skull base surgery, and nasal and facial procedures, including rhinoplasty and Mohs reconstruction.
- Research interest for patients
My research interests are focused on rhinology, including new approaches to managing difficult chronic sinus diseases, such as nasal polyps. I am also interested in outcomes research to track the true risks and benefits of current sinus disease treatments.