A CU Medicine provider.
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. As Ernest Hemmingway put it, “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.” I strive, as do all of my colleagues, to meet patients where they are and to be a guide to wellness.
I am an avid knitter and knitting for charity occupies a great deal of my knitting energy. I grow my own vegetables and love container gardening, composting makes everything come full circle. In addition to preserving tomatoes, pickling cucumbers and coriander seed, I make jams and jellies. I love to be outdoors doing anything.
Qualifications and experience
- Brain and Nervous System, Brain and Nervous System - Epilepsy, Epilepsy, Mental Health and Behavior, Neurology
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2003)
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1999)
Penn State University/Milton S Hershey Medical Center Program (1998)
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 am a fellowship trained Epileptologist, specializing in the care and management of patients with non-epileptic seizures.
Specialty Clinics: Non-Epileptic Seizure (NES) Clinic, Tuberous Sclerosis (TS) Clinic, Functional Neurology Clinic, Clinical Trials
- Research interest for patients
I am currently primary investigator in a study for patients with non-epileptic seizures (NES), The NES clinic has treated > 600 patients as of 2020. Research involves, studying best practices for the care, management and improvement of outcomes in this patient population.
- Volunteer activities
I served as past chair of the physician's advisory board to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado. I am now seated on the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
I knit for a breast prostheses organization and for Knit-4-Peace.
I am a church volunteer.
I am a volunteer fund raiser for the Epilepsy Foundation.
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