- ABMS Certification:
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2002
- Clinical Practice:
- Brain Tumor Diagnosis, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Spine, Skull Base Conditions, Brain Tumor Treatment
I am a Virginia girl, born and raised in Fredericksburg, VA. I attended Army basic training at Fort Jackson, SC and combat medic training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX prior to attending VCU in Richmond, VA, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a focus in biology and kinesiology. I worked for several years as coordinator with the Hanover Health Department breast cancer education and early detection program and as a combat medic in the Virginia Army National Guard. I was accepted into the United States Army Interservice Physician Assistant Program and graduated from the University of Nebraska.
I began working with UVA’s Department of Neurological Surgery in 2002 as a neurosurgical physician assistant. Before that, I interned at MacDill Air Force Base Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond gait analysis department and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center kinesiotherapy department and traumatic brain injury treatment center.
I am married with three beautiful daughters. My husband and I have been taking timber framing classes and are building our first barn. I retired from the US Army in 2012 after serving 22 years in the Virginia Army National Guard. My service includes: an overseas deployment in 2010 as a battalion surgeon in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and stateside activation as a clinical coordinator with the Wounded Warrior Program in 2005 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
- University of Nebraska, 2002