I believe in treating patients and family members the way I want to be treated in similar situations, with care, kindness and honesty.

I am married with two step-daughters and three grandchildren with whom I love to spend time. I will be volunteering with Dr. Simmons at the Christ Clinic. I have been very involved with the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants.

Why did you get into the medical profession?
My dad had a massive heart attack when I was a young child and I spent much of my childhood caring for him. I listened and learned as I accompanied him to doctor visits and developed a keen interest which grew into a passion for cardiovascular care.

Why did you choose to work for UCHealth?
I believe UCHealth offers great access to academic medicine in a community setting. That’s the best of both worlds.


Qualifications and experience

Surgery - Adult Cardiac Surgery
Languages spoken
St. Louis University College of Art and Sciences

St. Louis University School of Nursing

Saint Francis University

Physician Assistant Studies
Red Rocks Community College

Clinical interest for patients

I have had a passion for cardiovascular care since my dad had a massive heart attack when I was a child. The new developments in the area of cardiovascular are exciting and offer hope.

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