Where did you grow up?
Wilkes Barre, PA, then Port Orange, FL
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I enjoyed learning and studying science, and I wanted to help people, especially children.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I completed my residency then moved back to the area 1.5 years ago. It is a great area with many opportunities.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I enjoy bike riding long distances, traveling, and spending time with my family. I love to read historical fiction and Jane Austen.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I volunteer for Siamese cat rescue organization – helping transport rescued cats to their forever homes.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I always thought I would be a Spanish professor. I enjoyed my Spanish major in college and the opportunity to study in Spain. It was wonderful to learn the language and also learn about the culture and the people.
1 - Daughter
2 - Cats, Tasi and Mia (Snowshoe Siamese)