Clinical and Research Interests
- All aspects of reconstructive plastic surgery and microsurgery from head to toe
- Patient Education and Communication
- Resident/Student Surgical Education
- Patient and Trainee Perceptions vs Reality
- Humanism/Ethics in Surgery
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I wanted a program that was supportive of me both as a trainee and as a human. I searched for a place that valued and celebrated hard work yet fostered an environment of learning. Duke met these standards on paper and has exceeded them in practice. I adore my colleagues and mentors and I cherish my patients, all while getting an incredible education.
What do you like to do outside of Duke?
I love to bake anything and everything, but the joy is in the decorating. I also love to cook with my husband and frequent restaurants with friends. I'm a huge fan of the fine arts and like singing, writing, painting, sketching, and playing my guitar or violin. I have two dogs and adore playing in the park and taking them on long hikes. I am an avid beach goer and spend all my vacations near a body of water and a boat. As a huge nerd, I also enjoy playing video games. Finally, I like trying new things and sometimes my hobbies are finding new hobbies!