Expert Qualifications

This experienced family medicine physician and hospitalist has been actively practicing in a diverse array of clinical settings for more than 30 years. After earning her MD from Texas A&M University, she pursued her residency in Family Medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas where she later served as faculty and developed a nationally known global health program. She is board certified in Family Medicine with sub-specialties in Geriatrics, Tropical Medicine, and Quality Assurance. She has extensive experience practicing in Nepal, where she helped to start a medical school and founded a non-profit and community based development organization. She was Program Director of a family medicine residency in Texas as well as Academic Director of the only residency program in Alaska, supervising and training faculty, residents, and medical students. During her time in academics she maintained an active outpatient and hospital practice, and actively published in peer-review journals as well. Most of her practice has been full-scope including obstetrics, pediatrics, and hospital medicine. She currently works as a locums hospitalist and is licensed in Texas, Indiana, and Alaska.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: TX
  • BS, Texas A&M University
  • MD, Texas A&M University
  • Residency, Family Medicine, JPS Health Network
  • Board Certified: Family Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Member, Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Member, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
  • Former, Volunteer physician, Hospital Vozandes del Oriente (Ecuador)
  • Former, Associate Professor, John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Former, Family Physician, Scott and White Clinic (Texas)
  • Former, Program Director and Consultant, Royal Institute of Health (Bhutan)
  • Former, Professor, Kathmandu University Medical School (Nepal)
  • Former, Associate Professor and Director of Academics - Alaska Family Medicine Residency, University of Washington
  • Former, Associate Professor and Program Director Family Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Current, Locum Tenens Hospitalist, a Texas Medical Center

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