Board Certification

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Contraception
  • Gynecology
  • Women’s Health

Education

Internship and Residency

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Obstetrics and Gynecology
San Antonio, TX
1998 and 2001

Medical School

New York Medical College
Doctor of Medicine
Valhalla, NY
1997

Undergraduate School

John’s Hopkins University
Bachelor of Arts
Baltimore, MD
1992

Hospital Affiliated With

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Biography

After spending my formative years in Western Massachusetts, I went to The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore then attended medical school at New York Medical College. Here I met my husband, Michael and was awarded a Health Professions Scholarships from the US Army. We moved to Texas, where we completed residencies at Brooke Army Medical Center and welcomed our first child.

In 2001, we got stationed for the first time in Germany. Michael deployed to Iraq in 2003, while I was pregnant with our second child, and fortunately, he returned to Germany safely when our son was only three weeks old. My military career ended when we moved back to the States in 2004, but Michael continues to serve in the Army, now working for the Surgeon General. His military career has kept us moving every few years, including two overseas tours, and now we are happy to have settled in Northern Virginia.

We have been fortunate to meet new people everywhere we visit and now keep in touch with friends from around the world. It has certainly been an adventure to travel throughout Europe and Asia with the family. Italy is definitely one of our favorite places in the world! Besides travel, I enjoy reading, playing cards and games, and spending time with my family.

I have been active in both obstetrics and gynecology until 2009 when I started doing Women’s Health and Gynecology almost exclusively. I enjoy caring for women of all ages and helping them to maximize their own health. I have expertise in process improvement, including taking advantage of electronic medical records and medical informatics tools. After nearly 20 years of clinical practice, I have a lot of experience with gynecologic surgery, management of abnormal pap smears, contraceptive counseling, IUD, and Nexplanon placement.