I grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania and was the eldest of 3 children. Despite being the oldest, I ended up being the shortest! I spent most of my free time in childhood outdoors, exploring the countryside, and I developed a love of nature. As a young learner, I loved reading, science and math.
I attended Gannon University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology. I subsequently headed to the sweetest place on Earth, Hershey, PA, to complete medical school, internship, dermatology residency and Micrographic Surgery and Surgical Oncology (Mohs) fellowship. I really enjoy taking care of patients with skin cancer and helping them navigate smoothly through the process. I recognize that it can be anxiety-invoking for patients to think about skin cancer and treatment, but my hope is to provide them with a calming, compassionate presence throughout their experience.
Some of my favorite free time activities include hiking, running, yoga, reading, and cooking. My fiancé and I also enjoy spending time playing ball with our well-loved black Labrador retriever, Poppy.
Penn State Medical Center
Micrographic Surgery and Surgical Oncology Mohs Fellowship
Internal Medicine Internship
Penn State College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Science, Major: Biology
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery