As a physician assistant at the Ohio State Hand Center, I specialize in hand and upper extremity surgery. I manage a variety of conditions, including sports related injuries, joint replacement, tendon repairs and transfers, nerve repair and reconstruction and trauma injuries. I also help perform arthroscopy and microsurgery. My approach to patient care is simple; I treat all my patients as if they were my family.
Since graduation, I have worked in emergency medicine, orthopedic spine surgery and now, in hand and upper extremity surgery. I love solving medical puzzles from the history and physical to diagnosing and treating. I learn something new each day.
Opportunity knocked on my door when I was asked to interview for a position in orthopedic hand surgery. I easily made the transition from spine surgery to hand surgery and have loved every day since. My work family at the OSU Hand Center is great!
Between a fulltime career and two children, there isn’t a lot of free time. However, I manage to exercise three days a week and squeeze in a few dinner dates with my husband. During the fall, of course, I make time for my Buckeyes!
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016
- Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Member, Ohio Physician Assistants Association
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Arm Injuries
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hand Injuries
- Upper Extremity
- Trigger Finger Disorder
Education and Training
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
8/1/1990 - 5/30/1995
Kettering College of Medical Arts, Dayton, OH
8/1/1998 - 7/1/2000
University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
2/1/2004 - 5/13/2005
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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