When I was 10 years old I asked my parents for a chemistry and geology set.
A scientist was thus born!! In high school I became a peer counselor where I helped other teenagers who, like myself, were struggling with their emotions, burgeoning politics (it was 1970 after all! ) and the normal angst of adolescence. In college I majored in biology with a minor in sociology. As I considered my future, I knew I wanted to combine my love of science, particulary biology, with my love of sociology and psychology … Medicine was the perfect choice for the blend of my passions and talent.
As I coursed through college, I was introduced to women’s studies. In medical school my clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology excited me the most. I thus chose a residency and specialization in this field because, as a feminist, I felt I would have the opportunity to positively impact women’s lives. Also, as I love working with my hands, practicing surgery and delivering babies was particularly appealing to me.
Now 25 years later I have no regrets. My experiences have been thrilling and rewarding beyond my expectations. I look forward to many more years, practicing medicine, centered in compassion, coupled with curiosity and continual learning to improve my craft.
Born May 20, 1955, Chicago, IL
Chief Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
Rush Medical College, M.D., 1983
University of California, B.A. in Biology, 1978
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING
Third Year Residency Elective, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, 1986
American Medical School Association Medical Study Tour, People’s Republic of China, 1978
LICENSURE AND BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board Certification, 1989, recertified 1999
Medical License New York State, 1985
ACADEMIC & ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS
Instructor in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NYC
Director of Birthing Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1996–1999
Consultant for Midwifery Services, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1990–1998
NYC Gynecologic Consultant, Developmental Disability Center, 1987–1992