Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA – 2008
Residency: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Primary Children’s Hospital
Board Certified: Pediatrics
I knew from when I was little that I wanted to be a doctor. As the oldest of eight children, I always loved being around babies, so pediatrics was a natural choice for me. My interest in tropical medicine and infectious diseases came later as I majored in microbiology for my undergraduate degree, and during medical school I was able to travel to do medical work in Argentina and Guatemala.
I do my best to treat patients in an evidence-based fashion, meaning I look to the medical literature for guidance on the most current treatments. I am very thorough in my evaluations and do my best to give each of my patients the time that they need to discuss whatever problems are concerning them.