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Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division Chief, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Sites of Practice
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Personal Interests:

I love spending time with my family. In my spare time, I like to run, sew, craft and read.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in OB/GYN?

I went to medical school with the intention of becoming a pediatrician. During my third year of medical school, I fell over heels with Obstetrics & Gynecology. I loved everything about the field; I love taking care of girls and women at some of the most sensitive and critical moments in their lives, I was fascinated by surgery and inspired by Labor and Delivery. As I progressed in my training, I was able to combine my passions and now have a focused practice in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

What are your favorite things about living in the Seattle area?

After having lived all over the world growing up, Seattle has been my home since 2001. I love getting to raise my family in this city. We go on adventures all over the city and especially love spending time outside at our lovely parks: Discovery, Carkeek, Woodland Park and Green Lake Park.

Research Interests: 

My research and educational scholarship falls into two categories: clinically relevant and education focused.  I have published about prenatal care and obstetrics outcomes for adolescent mothers, vaginal dilation, long acting reversible contraceptives and young women with inflammatory bowel disease, HPV vaccine portrayal on YouTube.  My education research has focused on grading and evaluation of medical students and residents.

Board Certification: 
Practice Designation Certificate in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2018
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011

Washington, 2009

Education & Training: 
Scholar, Teaching Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2012
Fellowship, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, 2011
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2009
MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2005

Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors, Adolescent Medicine, 2020
Seattle Met Top Doctors, 2016
Faculty Research Mentoring Award, 2016
Editor's Choice, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2010

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Date Joined UW Medicine: 2009

Languages: English, conversational Spanish

My NCBI: My NCBI Bibliography