I started my career thinking I would be a psychiatrist and learned to listen first, suspending disbelief. Patients often have their own solutions, and the doctor needs to help the patient discover what those solutions are. I believe the doctors role is to be a partner with the patient in their care.
I am an avid knitter. I sing in my church choir and plan music liturgy. I grow my own vegetables and love container gardening. I make jams and jellies. I love to be outdoors hiking or walking.
Qualifications and experience
- Neurology, Epilepsy, Brain and Nervous System, Brain and Nervous System - Epilepsy
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2003)
Penn State University/Milton S Hershey Medical Center Program (1998)
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1999)
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine (1997)
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2002)
California State University System (CA) (1993)
- Clinical interest for patients
I specialize in the care and management of patients with epileptic and non-epileptic seizures.
- Research interest for patients
I am currently primary investigator in a study for patient with NES, looking at care, management and outcomes.
I am currently recruiting patients for a trial of intra-nasal midazolam for the treatment of seizure clusters.
- Volunteer activities
I served as past chair of the physician's advisory board to the Epilepsy Foundation. I am now seated on the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
I am a church volunteer.
I am a volunteer fund raiser for the Epilepsy Foundation.