"I strive to listen to patients' concerns and provide clear explanations of complex conditions."
Board certified Cardiovascular Disease
My father had a heart attack when I was in college. I wanted to help people learn about their health and prevent such events from happening. My original training was as a chemical engineer. This background helps me understand how to best incorporate technology into the science of medicine. I strive to listen to patients' concerns and provide clear explanations of complex conditions. I like to empower my patients to ask questions and truly understand their care. I'm involved with cardiology and electrophysiology, which deals with heart rhythm treatments and cardiac device management. These are challenging, evolving fields that pose questions that data, collaboration and ingenuity can solve. As part of this organization, I can focus on my patients, deliver evidence-based care and collaborate with experts across many diverse specialties.
I grew up in Ohio and completed my training in the Midwest and East Coast. My husband and I both share a love for cardiology. Work brought us to Seattle, and we feel fortunate to raise our family here. We have three amazing children who keep us thinking and laughing.
I stay healthy by walking during my lunch break and running on the weekends. I like to cook, and I recharge by spending quality time with my family and by digging in my garden. My family and I love being outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. We enjoy camping and hiking, although with three kids, we sometimes don't get very far.