My journey into medicine started with an emergency…
I decided to become a physician while in graduate school when I was taken emergently to the OR to treat the cause of hemorrhagic shock. The surgeons fixed an actively bleeding ruptured ovarian cyst. I was so grateful to wake up. I knew I was going to be a physician and save other patients’ lives like my own had been saved.
I became a surgeon and after residency I went into private practice and quickly created a focus in the treatment of breast cancer.
Over my surgical career, I’ve had the honor of treating many, many patients in my private practice and serving as a clinical faculty at the University of Washington, School of Medicine.