"I believe every family knows their child best and has their best interests in mind. My role is to be a collaborative advisor and educator."
Board certified Pediatrics
I am the program chief for pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente Washington, and my clinical work is in pediatric urgent care and hospital medicine. I believe that health care is a right, and that comprehensive, coordinated care is the most effective way to deliver the best care to everyone. I also believe that every family knows their child best, and has their child's best interests in mind. My role is to be a collaborative advisor and educator. I consider it a privilege to meet families when their children are sick, and to help relieve their suffering while reassuring and supporting their families.
I am from Madison, Wisconsin. I went to college in New York City, and then moved to Portland, Oregon, for medical school. My husband, who is also a doctor, and I moved to Seattle for residency in 2008. We consider Seattle our home. We have two young children who are fun, crazy, and active. I was inspired to become a doctor because I love to help people. I enjoy learning about how things work and solving problems. One of my favorite things about my job is working with families to help them better understand their children's health and helping them make well-informed health care decisions.
I enjoy yoga, hiking, and being outside with my kids. We like to walk, sled, and throw rocks in the water at the beach. In fact, we like to swim at the beach or in the pool every chance we can get. I also enjoy political activism, gardening, and cooking. I love to cook healthy foods and I subscribe to several cooking magazines. I can applesauce and tomato sauce in the summer. Most of all, I love snuggles with my kids and playing with them outside.