I was initially drawn to the field of endocrinology because it allowed me to manage different and complex disorders and establish meaningful, long-term relationships with patients. Then, during my endocrinology fellowship, my mother was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. This firsthand experience with the patient and family journey, while difficult, allowed me to develop a deeper, more empathetic understanding, which I still carry today in my clinical work.
Each patient has unique life experiences and situations that must always be taken into account when developing care plans. That is why I volunteer as a member of the Charlotte Transgender Health Care Group, a group of healthcare providers who discuss best practices, provide continuing education and discuss complex cases involving transgender healthcare. I am also a member of the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology. This allows me to stay up to date with the latest guidelines and provide my patients with research-based treatments.
I grew up in Las Vegas but have lived in the Southeast since my undergraduate training and consider Charlotte my second home. In my spare time, I enjoy taking walks, playing strategy board games, watching independent movies, taking road trips and spending time with my husband and daughter.
Special Interests: Diabetes Treatment, Thyroid Disorders, Adrenal Disorders, Calcium Metabolism, Pituitary Disorders, Transgender Care