I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. As an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, I worked as a junior scientist in a children’s cancer research laboratory at the University’s Cancer Center. Upon graduation, I relocated to Rochester, Minnesota to attend the Mayo Medical School. I completed my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in 2006.
I have special interests in high-risk obstetrics, minimally-invasive gynecological surgery (including Da Vinci robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery), menstrual disorders, adolescent health, contraception, premature menopause, and office-based gynecological procedures – including ESSURE office-based tubal sterilization. I also provide care to uninsured and underinsured women at the Neighborhood Involvement Clinic (NIP) in Uptown, Minneapolis. I am also fortunate to serve as the Vice Chair of Clinical Practice for my department at Park Nicollet.
I enjoy the wealth of backgrounds, age, and life experience that my practice in OB/GYN provides. I choose to practice at Park Nicollet because of the collegiality and team approach of my group. I strive to be pragmatic as I provide individual care for each patient; my focus remains on the wonderful diversity of patients within my care. I strive to understand the need to listen rather than preach. I try to explore multiple treatment options for my patients – both medical and surgical.
In my free time, I enjoy the visual arts with my husband (who is a local painter and a college art instructor). I also enjoy being a frustrated knitter, a novice landscape gardener, as well as an active collector of vinyl 45-rpm records (for my two vintage Seeburg jukeboxes) and other midcentury memorabilia. Surprisingly, I have also recently developed a wicked addiction to Korean dramas. While my academic endeavors have informed my practice, my outside interests hopefully invest sensitivity and humor to my collaboration with patients.