Q: What led you to work in your particular field of medicine?
Answer: My grandfather was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma when I was 16 years old. I was already interested in a career in medicine and after the Urologist performed his surgery, I started researching urology. I was drawn in by the diversity of the specialty. After completing urology clinical training in Pittsburgh, I knew urology was my calling.
Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?
Answer: I grew up in Carlisle, Pa. After living in the city for many years, I was excited to get back to the country and be closer to my family.
Q: What would you say is a common misconception about your particular field of medicine?
Answer: Many believe females do not practice in Urology or our patients are only male. Due to this most believe we only see prostate related disease. Urology is very diverse including incontinence (urinary leakage), kidney stones, urinary tract infections, prostate/testicular infections, kidney/bladder/renal cancers, to name a few.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about working in Franklin County?
Answer: I am excited to be back treating individuals from the region of Pennsylvania I grew up. I also have found, as an adult, to appreciate how localized we are to many lakes, mountains, hiking trails, but within driving distance of D.C., Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and even NYC.
Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?
Answer: I love to bake/cook and trying new recipes, painting, exercising, reading, and most importantly spending time with my family and friends.