As a fellow in the Division of Human Genetics, I help evaluate, diagnose, treat, manage and counsel patients with hereditary disorders. I want every child and family to know that I care about them and want the best for them. I focus on active listening, so I can help and support each patient. I see a wide range of genetic conditions, and my hope is that at the end of each visit I have answered the concerns of the patient and family as well as helped them understand their diagnosis and treatment plan.
I became interested in genetics after having a friend in college with spinal muscular atrophy and then completing a rotation in genetics during my residency. I have also had family friends with genetic and metabolic disorders, and I’ve seen how it affected their lives. Throughout my training, it has been fascinating to learn why these conditions happen and to use this knowledge to significantly improve, through medical advancements, the quality of life in patients with hereditary disorders.
I love to spend my free time exploring outside with my family — whether that’s hiking, walking, running or playing sports. My husband and I completed a Spartan Trifecta (obstacle course race series) during my residency. Spending quality time with family while being active is key for my daily life.