I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

I had ankle instability surgery when I was 18. I was both impressed by what my surgeon could do for me as well as convinced that I could offer a more personal touch to patients than what was given to me. Through my studies I fell more in love with musculoskeletal medicine and the surgeries themselves, and was convinced that it was the right field for me to make a diference.

What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?

The most rewarding part is watching patients get back to activities and sports that they love.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Spend time with my spunky daughters and my husband. We ride horses, and bikes and enjoy country living. I stay busy with their activities as well.

In what volunteer activities or efforts do you engage that mean the most to you and those you serve?

My favorite thing is the Perry Initiative where we work with teen girls and expose them in a hands on way to engineering and orthopedics.