My career path to family medicine has been anything but ordinary. After studying medical anthropology and biochemistry as an undergraduate, I took a job in healthcare marketing and public relations after graduation. After a few years on a different side of health care, I opted to go back to academia and medical school. I attended the Medical School for International Health, a joint venture between Ben-Gurion& Columbia Universities. Between my third and fourth years of medical school, I completed my Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health. After finishing medical school, I spent some time working in my hometown's County Health Department before starting my residency at the University of Arizona. Since completing residency, I've joined a practice in Chelan, WA. My interests within family medicine are reproductive health, care for sexual assault survivors, public and community health, international medicine, and health policy. These interests have led me to training to become a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE), travel to India and Ethiopia to study and deliver medical care, and work in a national role with the American Academy of Family Physicians among other things.
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I'm originally from the Pacific Northwest, growing up in a small town about an hour north of Portland, OR. I've also lived in Massachusetts, Manhattan, Maryland, and Israel. And I also love to travel, 27 countries and counting!