Clinical Interest for Patients
I am privileged to care for women with gynecologic cancers and pre-cancers, as well as complex benign processes. I perform cytoreductive surgery for advanced cancers, as well as chemotherapy for women with ovarian, uterine, cervical, and vulvovaginal malignancies. I have a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery with the DaVinci platform.
I become part of a patient's journey during one of the scariest times in her life. I believe that clear and honest education and good listening are the foundation of this journey. Every woman's goals are unique to her and I strive to collaborate with my patients and their families as a team as we navigate through the decisions about complicated surgeries and treatments.
My family and I are avid outdoors enthusiasts - we enjoy mountain biking, camping and hiking, as well as snowboarding and sledding!
At Colorado College, I was very active in Habitat for Humanity in the Colorado Springs area. Throughout medical school, residency, and fellowship, I have focused on mentoring other learners and quality improvement initiatives within the hospital.
I enjoy teaching irregardless of my target audience - I enjoy speaking to patients, medical students or residents, physicians or communities to increase knowledge about prevention, recognition and management of disease process.