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Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Sites of Practice
Roosevelt Clinic
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle Children’s Hospital
University of Washington Medical Center
VA Puget Sound

Personal Interests:

I am a runner, a yogi, and a mom of 4 who enjoys getting out when I can to travel, eat, and enjoy the cinema.

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

In college, I began to understand the importance of women's health for community health and flourishing. This was further emphasized through everything  I learned in medical school in my own life. When partnered with a love of procedural work, OB/GYN became a perfect career choice.

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

My family and I are excited to have moved from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest so we can enjoy a more temperate climate, beautiful mountains, water sports, and amazing food!

What inspires you?

The resilience and humor of my patients and the dedication of my clinical care team inspre me every day.

Research Interests: 

Reproductive bioethics.
Access to care.
Emerging reproductive technologies.
Conceptualizations of infertility.
Social and environmental determinants of health.

Clinical Interests: 

Reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
Reproductive surgery.
Transgender care.
Healthcare for women Veterans.

Board Certification: 
OB/GYN with focused practice designation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2018
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2009
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2005

Washington, 2020
Iowa, 2003

Education & Training: 
MA, Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI, 2009
Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2006
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2003
MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1999

Nominee, Clinician of the Year Award, University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Recognition Award, 2019
Nominee, Clinician of the Year Award, University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Recognition Award, 2017
ACOG/AAOGF Travel Award for AGOS Annual Meeting, 2016
Star Award for presenting at at least 9 of the previous 10 ASRM annual meetings, 2015
Carol Weisman and Gary Chase Gender-Based Research Award, 2015 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, 2015
Corridor Business Journal Women of Influence Award, 2014
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine nominee for the 2010 National Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Award, 2010

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent

Date Joined UW Medicine: 2020

Languages: English

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