University of Wisconsin
Although I was born here at the University of Iowa, I grew up in Neenah, WI. I attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I earned degrees in Zoology and Business and met my husband, Stephen. I continued my education in Madison, attending medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. While in medical school I became very interested in both obstetrics and issues involving women-in-medicine, co-founding the group “Dr. Mom” and leading the MoMS/Dando a Luz program. I was also involved in education working as a tutor for the Academic Affairs Department of the medical school and serving on the leadership council of Doctors Ought to Care.
I discovered my passion for Family Medicine during my fourth year because of the diversity of the patients, the broad range of medical issues, and the depth of patient relationships that can be fully realized in family medicine. My husband and I chose Iowa City because of the superb quality of the medical training, the genuine friendliness of the people, and the surprisingly rich diversity of the city. It is a wonderful place to raise our three girls.
My professional interests include obstetrics, women’s health, dermatology, and connective tissue disorders. My husband is a pediatrician and we have three wonderful daughters who love to cheer for the Hawkeyes (except when they play the Badgers). Outside of medicine I enjoy playing with my girls, photography, reading, and travel.