Running, Cycling, Travel with my family, Yoga, Meditation, Snow boarding
Why did you decide to pursue a career in OBGYN?
I lost my mom to cervical cancer when I was eight years old. In college I worked as a sexual health peer educator and as I started medical school, I discovered that I loved birth. OBGYN allows me to be with patients during some of the most pivotal moments of their live and guide them through complex decision making. I love being a translator of medical knowledge, helping people understand their care and what is best for them depending on their unique values.
What do you like about working at UW Medicine?
I trained at the University of Washington for both medical school and residency. I then moved to Northwest hospital with our midwives group as I continued to work teaching residents at the University of Washington Medical Center for four years before I transitioned full time to Northwest Hospital in 2014. I am excited to again work for UW Medicine as the two campuses merge in 2020. It feels like coming home.
What are your favorite things about living in the Seattle area?
I was born and raised in Seattle and have been here all of my life except college. I love the access to water as well as the mountains and all of my family and friends and the memories.
Community birth, collaborative care with midwives.
Support of normal pregnancy and physiologic birth, collaborative care with midwives, vaginal birth after cesarean, pregnancy after loss and infertility, trauma informed care, family planning, contraception, basic infertility evaluation and care, cervical dysplasia, menstrual disorders.
Education & Training:
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2010
MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2006
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Date Joined UW Medicine: 2020
Languages: English, conversational in Spanish