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)
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 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.
I am a church volunteer.
I am a volunteer fund raiser for the Epilepsy Foundation.