About Me

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I am a proud graduate of Texas A&M College of Medicine, then received my general surgery training at the University of Utah and my burn/critical care training at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Galveston. My clinical practice has focused on acute burn care, critical care in burns, and burn reconstruction. I have a particular interest in advancing the clinical care of frostbite patients, and have contributed to the clinical care and body of research in this area. I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

I am currently on a sabbatical after 15 years in academic surgery and surgical education.  I’m spending this year learning more about leadership and culture, areas I have seen our profession often fall short in, and contributing to efforts to improve our organizations and profession.

I am a Past President of the Association of Women Surgeons and the Association for Surgical Education, and a past-Chair of the American College of Surgeons SurgeonsPAC Board of Directors.  I am also a member of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors. During my sabbatical time I will be working with the ASE on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and serving as a member of the ACS Physician Competency Health Workgroup.

When I’m not busy in one of my surgical and leadership activities, I enjoy spending time with my rescue animals, reading literary fiction, practicing yoga, playing in the wilderness, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

All opinions expressed in this blog are mine and do not represent any of the organizations or institutions with which I am affiliated.  Further, any medical content should not be construed as medical advice.

2 replies on “About Me”

Hi! I didn’t realize you were on sabbatical and had left Ohio. Hope you are doing ok! Just wanted to check in

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