I’m a pediatrician, mom, believer in science & evidence based medicine, child/vaccine advocate, life long learner, & an RA warrior. I believe in practicing medicine as I was trained, honoring my learned profession and oath to do no harm, and putting my patients first, always.
I went into medicine because I find science, anatomy, & the human body absolutely amazing! I purposefully chose medicine so as to avoid sitting at a desk in front of a computer all day…..
I graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) in 1992, and received my Medical Doctorate degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1996. My love of anatomy led me to match in a categorical (5 year) general surgery residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, where I completed my intern year. I then completed two years of pediatric surgery research in Columbus, OH, planning to combine my love of children & surgery and become a pediatric surgeon. It was during those 2 years I decided I very much enjoyed interacting with children when awake – vs anesthetized on the operating table – & rematched at University of Minnesota, where I completed my Pediatric residency in 2002. I’ve been a practicing pediatrician in the Twin Cities metro area ever since!