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Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sites of Practice
UW Medicine MFM TeleMed at Arlington
UW Medicine MFM at Arlington
University of Washington Medical Center
Valley Medical Center

Personal Interests:

In my free time, I enjoy fitness training and cycling. 

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

I like that it's good mix of medicine and surgery. I have also found that assisting women to have safe and normal deliveries is very gratifying. 

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

Working at UW is never boring. We are constantly learning, which then allows us to provide the best possible care to our patients. 

Research Interests: 

Placental physiology
Neuro-inflammation and prematurity
Medical simulation team training

Current Research:

Dual Cotyledon Dual perfusion human placenta model for investigation of infectious disease transmission

Neuro-inflammation pregnancy murine model for investigation of prevention of cerebral palsy in preterm deliveries

Board Certification: 
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1997
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1999

Washington, 1996

Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, 1996
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, 1993
MD, Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1989

Legion of Merit Medal, 2017
“The Edward A. Zimmerman Award” – in Recognition of a Career of Outstanding Contributions to the Knowledge of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016
Bronze Star Medal, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Bagram Air Field, OEF, 2011
Bronze Star Medal, 86th Combat Support Hospital, TF-Baghdad, OIF, 2008
Major General Kenyon Joyce – Outstanding Research Performance Award, 2004
Brigadier General George J. Brown Mentor’s Cube – Awarded to outstanding research mentor, 2006
National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, CREOG, 1999
The Order of Military Medical Merit– June 3, 2005, member #7,087, 2005

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Society for Reproductive Investigation
Washington State Obstetrical Association

Date Joined UW Medicine: 2017

Languages: English

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