Medical School: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Minnesota
Board Certification: Pediatrics

I am a Minnesota transplant to Colorado as of August of 2014, and I am thrilled to be working with PANC as a pediatrician.

I was born and raised in the Republic of Panama where my parents were teachers in the Panama Canal Zone. Living in Central America gave me a first-hand appreciation for different cultures, global issues and the gift of fluent Spanish. After I graduated from high school, I moved to Minnesota where I completed my liberal arts undergraduate studies at the College of St. Benedict. I then volunteered for a year in Guatemala, where I worked for a child sponsorship program doing everything from building houses to helping a dentist pull teeth. My experience in Guatemala deepened my love for children, and motivated me to dedicate my life to the service of children’s health needs. Upon my return to the States, I completed both my medical degree and pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota. My first job was as a staff physician at St. Paul Children’s Hospital and Clinic, followed by a move to St. Cloud, Minnesota where I worked in a community based clinic and hospital.

I met my husband in medical school, and we have three children: Maria, Ian, and John. They keep us busy with various school activities, sports events and music endeavors. During my life as a parent so far, I have juggled working full-time and I have spent several years as a stay-at-home mom. Both are equally challenging, humbling and rewarding in their own way. Being a parent is the best education I have ever received as a pediatrician.

I am thankful for the many experiences I have had in my life that have helped shape who I am as a person and as a pediatrician. It is such an honor to be a part of your child’s life, and I will strive to do the best I can to make medical decisions that reflect today’s standards of care and your family’s specific needs.