Raised in Mineral Wells,Texas, received BS Biology from Tarleton State University 1984 (Stephenville, TX). Master of Arts in Biology at Southern Methodist University 85-87 (degree 1991) for research in parasitology. Attended UT Southwestern Medical School 1987-1991, graduated May 1991. Completed 3 yr Family Medicine Residency in June 1994 at John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency Program in Ft. Worth, TX. Worked in private group practice 1994-1999 at North Hills Family Practice in North Richland Hills, Texas. Also, private group practice at Primary Care Specialists, St Paul Hospital, Dallas, TX 1999-2001. Accepted Asst. Faculty position at St Paul Family Medicine Residency Program 1/2001 and then UT Southwestern Family Medicine Residency Program in 2003 to present. Special interest includes Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Medical Director Lion Hospice 1996-2000; Medical Director Community Hospice of Dallas 2000-present). Married and mother of 2 children.

Education & Training
  • Residency - John Peter Smith Hospital (1991-1994), Family Medicine
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1987-1991)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Southern Methodist University (1985-1987)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding OB/Gyn Intern 1992
  • Intern of the Year 1992
  • Chief Resident 1994
  • Best Resident Teaching 1994
  • Aesculapius Award 2001
Books & Publications