Macroeconomics, (inter)national politics, hiking, cycling, skiing, travel
Why did you decide to pursue a career in OB/GYN?
My clinical background is Dermatology and I trained in Austria and Germany, where sexually transmitted diseases and HIV fall into the domain of Dermatology. These are the areas I was always particularly interested in scientifically. Here in the U.S., these areas fall under the domain of Obstetrics and Gynecology and/or Medicine. This is one of the reasons I joined the OB/GYN department.
What do you like about working at UW Medicine?
Collegiality, collaborative spirit, many smart and creative people with great work ethic.
What are your favorite things about living in the Seattle area?
I love the mountains, I love Puget Sound and the ocean, I love the lakes. I like how green Seattle is and I don't mind the rain.
What inspires you?
A good scientific talk, motivated young people, being in nature (Discovery Park, Mount Si, on the ferries ...), finding something new in the laboratory.