I believe patients should be treated like I would want my family treated — with compassion combined with comprehensive care.
UCHealth is on the cutting edge of medicine. I wanted to be a part of an organization that values innovation and also focuses on improving overall patient care and the patient experience.
Why did you get into this profession?
My grandfather was a surgeon and loved taking care of people. I wanted to follow in his footsteps and help as many people as I could. I chose sleep medicine because when patients have poor sleep, it affects their entire body and becomes overwhelming and frustrating. When patients finally get adequate sleep, the overall effect is amazing.
I love to ski and travel with my family. I love to cook and enjoy making homemade pasta.
I have 2 sons, Alex and Brady. My husband is a pulmonary/critical care physician.
Qualifications and experience
- Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
- Languages spoken
Loyola University Medical Center (2006)
Loyola University Medical Center (2003)
Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (2000)
University of Oklahoma (1994)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests surround everything sleep medicine. I enjoy treating obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs, narcolepsy and other hypersomnia disorders and embrace the challenge of central sleep apnea.
- Research interest for patients
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Central Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy