I grew up in a small Midwest town at an elevation of 630 feet – quite a change from our 6035 foot elevation. I stayed in the ‘lowlands’ for college, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1981 and then getting a Masters degree in Zoology with an emphasis in cell biology in 1982. Having exhausted all the education that EIU could offer me at that point, I went to work at University of Illinois in Chicago. I did genetic research on exotic subjects such as “The Effects of Thymidine Analogs on Eukaryotic DNA Replication”. After several years, I missed the interaction with people (cell cultures just don’t talk much!) and decided to go to medical school, thus fulfilling my father’s fear that I was going to be a professional student! After four years at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, I stayed on there for my OB/GYN residency. After that, I moved to Colorado and never looked back, joining Women’s Associates in 1992.
My husband and I married in 1998 and have 2 wonderful children. We enjoy the outdoors and hike and ski as much as we can. I feel very lucky to be able to practice in such a wonderful area with such wonderful partners. I love delivering babies and still marvel at what a miracle birth is! I have many patients who I have followed for years, from having babies to menopause, and feel fortunate to be a part of their lives.
Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colorado Medical Society
El Paso County Medical Society
American Medical Association
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