Chief, Adult Endocrinology Program
I am board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine. As the Chief of General Endocrinology at Memorial Healthcare System, I treat patients with a variety of conditions, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal conditions, calcium and metabolic bone disorders, pituitary disorders and endocrine disorders that complicate pregnancy.
I am a caring and hard-working physician, determined to help provide individualized evidence-based care to my patients. It is their motivation and drive that inspires me to do my best. I like spending time with my patients, developing both short- and long-term relationships with them, and helping make a difference in their lives. Being able to use my experience to help my patients meet their health goals is the best aspect of being a doctor.
Creating the General Endocrinology Department at Memorial Healthcare System is the career accomplishment that makes me proudest.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children.
Drexel University College Of Medicine, 2002
Mount Sinai Hospital Center, 2003, Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital Center, 2005, Internal Medicine
Northwestern University Medical School, 2008, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
American Board of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine
Awards, Achievements, and More
- 2006-2008 Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Performed pilot study evaluating the effect of intensive insulin therapy on metabolic parameters in women with gestational diabetes.
Advisor: Boyd E. Metzger, MD
- 2005-2008 Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Evaluated the effect of betacellulin on cell cycle in both INS-1 cells and murine islets by using flow cytometry, real time PCR, western blots, and BrDU labeling.
Advisor: William Lowe, MD
- 1999 John Hartford Fellowship
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Compared age-related differences in prescription pattern trends for diabetic men and women with macrovascular complications.
Advisors: Carole Mangione, MD, MPH and
Arlene Brown, MD
- Endocrine Society
- American Diabetes Association