Specialties: Adult Rheumatology
Professional Education: The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2004. The Johns Hopkins Unviersity Baltimore, MD, 2000 Phi Beta Kappa
Internship: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2005
Residency: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2007
Chief Resident: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2008
Fellowship: The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2010
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, 2008; Rheumatology, 2010
I chose the field of rheumatology because it is thought-provoking, requires finely tuned physical exam and history-taking skills and allows me to develop lifelong relationships with my patients. I believe that a multidisciplinary approach is key to treating rheumatologic diseases while keeping the focus on the patient at the center.
While I was chief resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX, I developed a love for teaching medical students and residents. Inspiring young physicians-in-training to be passionate about rheumatology is essential to the future success of our field. I serve on faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center teaching medical students, residents and fellows about rheumatology; I also serve as a mentor for their physician’s assistant program.
I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband and two lovely children. My personal interests include gardening, movies and books.