I am eager to provide each patient I encounter the quality of care I would want to receive. This means respecting patient’s autonomy and individuality through shared decision-making, which is facilitated by thoughtful, thorough, and intentional information exchange. My primary research interest is in quality improvement, which is the art and science of ensuring that individuals and a system achieve the best possible outcome for each patient. For me this passion begins with each patient wherever I encounter them: the emergency room, clinic, acute care floor or intensive care unit. Excellence, defined in a patient-centered approach, is the achievable goal, and I am delighted to work as part of a care team to make that happen for each patient. Sometimes this means coming alongside patients and families in irrevocably hard situations and providing support, information, and assurance that despite challenging outcomes, the best possible care is being provided.
I’m a native Coloradan, and I have two young children and a world-class husband.
Qualifications and experience
- Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Critical Care
University of Washington Medical Center (2018)
Masters of Public Health
University of Washington (2015)
Doctor of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2011)
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2009)
University of Colorado - Boulder (2006)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year of Issuance American Board of Surgeons American Board of Surgeons General Surgery 2019
- Clinical interest for patients
I am passionate about general surgery, both emergency and non, and critical care.
- Research interest for patients
Global trauma and emergency general surgery quality improvement.
Global access to medical information.