Growing up on the West Coast instilled in me a deep love for the mountains and ocean. When my family wasn’t backpacking in the woods or playing in the ocean, we were traveling internationally. It was during my time abroad that I decided to pursue a career in medicine.
Inspired by global health, I chose to attend a medical school that would give me intimate exposure to Third World hardship and women’s health concerns. After graduating from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies, I headed to Connecticut to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. During this time, I created a nonprofit organization that provided surgical teaching camps for local health care providers in Uganda. I went on to complete a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecological surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
As outdoor enthusiasts, my husband, sons and I returned to the Pacific Northwest for the proximity to the mountains and the ocean, as well as to family. In Portland, we are surrounded by siblings, great schools and a bustling city, and we appreciate the ability to balance our active lifestyle with thriving careers.
The Portland Clinic supports my local and global commitment to serving women. In union with my personal beliefs, the clinic encourages care that is individualized and comprehensive. My goal, always, is to educate and empower my patients and to work together with them to find the best therapies for them.
I believe there is a place for all types of regimens, from holistic to surgical approaches, and I offer the full scope of medical and surgical treatments to women with gynecological concerns. My main focus is on menstrual irregularities, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis and uterine fibroids. When surgery is necessary, my extensive training in minimally invasive surgery (including robotic, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic approaches) allows me to confidently offer procedures that involve less pain and a faster recovery than traditional surgical approaches.
My time away from my gynecology practice is typically spent outdoors, either in the beautiful Northwest or abroad, with my husband and our growing family (our second son was born here). Together, we love to hike, bike, swim, run, do yoga and rock climb. My husband and I have traveled to 16 countries and have worked in health care settings all around the world. We love to explore new places and are passionate about providing medical services to those in need.
Locations: Alberty Surgical Center, Downtown