I am a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who moved to Lakewood Ranch in 2017. Passionate about breast reconstruction, I became committed to caring for breast cancer patients after being inspired by the strength of my own sister as she battled cancer.
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
A proud surgeon, married to a fellow physician (nephrologist) Dave, and mama to two boys David (5) and Thomas (1).
Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
I feel lucky to have found a profession that incorporates my artistic nature, unique attention to detail and problem solving skills
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
Lucky pelican, casa Maya
Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
Karen Medford- owner of Sirius Spa
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
Galápagos Islands- to see the unique and diverse species
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
Q: What advice would you give to people?
Be kind and set goals!
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
Helping to improve breast cancer reconstruction legislation
Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
I mostly listen to podcasts 🙂
Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?
N/a I’m still “new”
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
I’d love to have lunch with Jennifer Walden, a successful plastic surgeon in Texas at Euphemia Haye
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
How many young, motivated and successful people there are
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
Right here! Loving time with family and friends
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I play tennis and volleyball
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
May- my and the boys birthdays
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
Always re-evaluating and pushing myself to be better, I’m constantly inspired by the strength of breast cancer survivors and their families
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Candles from anthropologie, chocolate chip cookies
Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Love, Family, friends