Hometown: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Interests / Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, swimming
Favorite place in Maine: Scarborough
Medical interests: Sports medicine, ultrasound
Favorite weekend destination: Hiking locations
Favorite Maine activity: Hiking
What did you do before medical school: I went straight from college to medical school
Personal goals: Would like to find a job in sports medicine in Boston to be close to my fiancé
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Had crazy good and bad times at my residency in PM&R at University of Chicago/Schwab rehabilitation
Why Maine Medical Center: Great sports medicine training, beautiful area, lots of opportunity for team coverage
Celebrity I most resemble: Jackie Chan
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be... computer programmer
Undergraduate: Tufts University, BS in Chemistry
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
I grew up in rural New Hampshire playing any sport I could get my hands on including soccer, softball, ice hockey, basketball and snowboarding. Through multiple injuries in high school, I realized the importance of strength training and rehab to stay healthy for the season. I went on to play soccer at Tufts University in Medford, MA, as the starting goalkeeper. This is where I became more interested in preventative health and nutrition, starting to consider the field of medicine. After college I spent some time working at a biotech company in Cambridge, MA were I started to develop an interest in research. I then went on to Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA and come back to New England for my family medicine residency at Maine Medical Center.
I fell in love with primary care throughout residency and hope to continue to care for families and provide preventative health care in combination with a sports medicine practice going forward. After fellowship I hope to spend half my time in primary care and half my time in sports medicine while continuing to stay involved in teaching and research.
I chose the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Maine Medical Center because of the supportive faculty and opportunities for autonomy in caring for our patients. As fellows, we are the primary team doc for our athletes but always have backup from our attendings when needed. Our program also has a fantastic ultrasound curriculum and I look forward to developing these skills throughout the year.
Outside of work I enjoy doing almost anything outdoors including biking, running, beach-going playing ultimate frisbee and exploring the coast of Maine.