I grew up in a shipyard in Seattle living aboard a 64 ft sailboat that my father built. We had a family business taking 6 guests out sailing for a week at a time in the San Juan Islands. Through these experiences, I became very interested in the natural world and mechanics. As an undergraduate, I was pursuing a career in geophysics when I met a group of premedical students also deeply interested in science and math. I realized that medicine was a way to work with families, understand natural systems, and make a significant contribution to the world. Orthopedics and pediatric spine surgery are a perfect fit, and I haven’t looked back!
My passion is to safely innovate in orthopedics, and I am always delighted when I come across new ways to make scoliosis treatment less burdensome for patients and families. In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, hiking, playing with my children, and doing things outside.