As a physician, I enjoy developing lasting relationships with my patients. I am grateful when my patients share personal stories that allow me to further understand their health and lifestyle priorities. I am an internal medicine physician as well as a rheumatologist. My experience, in particular with complex rheumatic diseases, makes me acutely aware of the difficulty patients face in navigating large healthcare systems. I work hard to ease this challenge by collaborating with colleagues and all care team members.

Most recently, I served as a clinical educator for the Department of Veterans Affairs, supervising residents and medical students while they provide care to our nations’ veterans. In this role, I learned about the specific medical needs of veterans and I hope to continue caring for military members and veterans. I plan to use my education skills to teach my individual patients and the greater UCHealth community.

I am a native of New York City and had the privilege of growing up in a multicultural environment. I studied French language and literature during my undergraduate years. I have maintained a global perspective in my medical career and worked overseas as a physician in France, Spain, Africa, and as a program director for a medical volunteer program in Cambodia. Outside of medicine, I enjoy photography, international and local travel, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

Please note that this provider does not offer Pap testing or well woman exams.

Locations

Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Rheumatology, Wellness and Lifestyle, Primary Care
Gender
Female
Education
Undergraduate
Cornell University (1988)

Doctor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1993)

Residency
University of Colorado School of Medicine (1997)

Fellowship
University of California San Francisco (2001)

Masters of Public Health
Harvard University School of Public Health (2013)

Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year of Issuance
American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Medical Specialties Internal Medicine 2017
American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Medical Specialties Rheumatology 2010
Clinical interest for patients

Rheumatology with an integrated approach to the full spectrum of rheumatic diseases including:
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoariatic arthritis and spondyloarthropathis
- Myositis
- Scleroderma
- Sjogren's disease

Primary Care:
- wellness and preventative care
- Men's health
- military medicine
- full sprectrum of chronic systemic disorders
- travel medicine

Research interest for patients

My past research focused on improving healthcare quality particularly for patients who have complex rheumatic disease to ensure that their care is well coordinated. I have an interest in improving care and the patient experience in general and have worked in this research area in various settings. I will continue to work in the area of quality improvement.

In my rheumatology fellowship training and beyond, my research focused on particular manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus and why they differ in severity for patients of different gender and ethnicity.

I have an interest as well in art and medicine and have studied how illness can effect an artists' artistic style.

Region
Metro Denver
Insurance
Aetna/Coventry
Anthem
Cigna Localplus
Cigna/Great West
Denver Health Medical Plan
Humana
Multiplan/PHCS
Rocky Mountain Health Plan
UCHealth Plan Administrators
United Healthcare
Aetna Medicare Advantage
Medicare
Tricare
Other