Thank you for visiting my homepage. I sincerely love being an Ob/Gyn! I cannot imagine practicing any other field of medicine. Being an Ob/Gyn allows me to partner with my patients every day. It is a privilege to teach a woman about her menstrual cycle, the importance of regular gyn care and pap smears, and empowering her with birth control when the time is right. It is an honor to share the adventure of pregnancy with my patients and their partners. Together, my patients and I continue to experience the pleasures and frustrations of menopause. Additionally, I offer my patients gynecologic surgery services from simple to complex as the need arises.
Since 2016 I have served as Director of Gynecology for the OHSU Transgender Health Program. It has been my absolute pleasure and honor to provide affirming care for transgender and gender nonconforming patients in a safe and positive environment.
I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. My parents were both teachers and dedicated their lives to multicultural education. My mother was originally from Grants Pass, OR and taught me to love the great outdoors. My father is Mexican-American, and our home was a bustling hub of international students that were part of my family’s exchange programs to Mexico and Japan. I attended Yale University and received a degree in psychobiology and had a special interest in sculpture. After living briefly in Spain, I attended MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia where I met my wonderful husband who is a perinatologist and geneticist. I did my Ob/Gyn residency at Kaiser Oakland and then stayed on as staff for 5 years before deciding to move north to the beautiful pacific northwest. We have 2 young children who are a joy and keep us busy! My brother is a professional photographer in the Bay Area, and my family continues to live in San Jose. In my spare time, I enjoy flowers, travel, art, and spending time with friends and family.Read more
- M.D., MCP Hanhemann University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2001
- Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology