My early childhood, I spent every two or three years in a different state or country (Germany) as an Army “brat.” From middle school on, though, I’ve been in Northern Virginia, first Arlington and now Fairfax County. This is decidedly “home.”
I attended Bryn Mawr College (as did all three of my sisters!) for the ultimate liberal arts experience in a small setting, and then returned to the University of Virginia for medical school, followed by George Washington University for my residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I have been board certified since 1983. This is my thirtieth year of practice.
After training, I spent my first seven years on the faculty of George Washington University as a full-time academician, doing clinical research, lecturing, teaching, and seeing patients. I was awarded tenure, but soon after made the decision to enter private practice as a gynecologist-only.
My third child had just been born, and this change allowed me to keep regular hours while raising my children. As important, it gave me the opportunity to devote 100% of my time to patient care only, which has always been what I loved most and did best!
And my most recent choice was limiting myself to office-gyn only since late 2005 – this has further enabled me to concentrate on attending to the “smaller” details of patients’ concerns that busy obstetricians/surgeons sometimes tend to to discount!
I’m devoted to all aspects of preventive care and comprehensive gynecologic services from adolescence to the geriatric crowd!
After office hours, I love to read to relax and always jump at any opportunity to cook for friends and family! And, for the past ten years, my biggest passion has been pursuing distance running – I hope to remain locally competitive on a recreational level for as long as possible!
Finally, I’m hugely fortunate to be able to stay involved in the lives of my three wonderful grown children who remain in the area!