I have wanted to be a doctor ever since I was four years old. I grew up in the suburbs of Houston, and I stayed there for college at Rice University where I studied biochemistry. I realized my childhood dream in 2003 when I graduated cum laude from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, one of the top medical schools in America. While I enjoyed many of the specialized areas of medicine I learned about at Emory, my true passion was for family medicine because of the relationships you build with your patients, the variety of patients you treat, and the chance to make a significant, long-term contribution to a patient’s health. I completed my residency program in family medicine at MAHEC in Asheville, NC, where I also completed additional training in sports medicine. After my residency, I spent five years in private practice in Asheville before relocating to Austin.
I have a wonderful husband, two curious boys, and two mischievous dogs. In my spare time I enjoy yoga and cooking, and am currently trying to learn to run like a kid again.