I graduated college with honors from Harvard University and from the University of Rochester Medical School. Following medical internship at Duke University Medical Center, I began my residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and then served in the US Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the Family Planning Evaluation Program. I completed my residency in obstetrics and gynecology and simultaneously obtained a Master's degree in Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health at Chapel Hill. During my appointment as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine, I trained abroad in tubal microsurgery techniques and initiated the tubal microsurgery program at the UNC Medical Center. I then entered private practice specializing in tubal reconstructive surgery. I am the founder and Medical Director of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center.
I am board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, preventive medicine, and epidemiology. I am a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, a society restricted to physicians with special training and expertise in reconstructive surgery of the reproductive organs. Traditionally, tubal reversal surgery microsurgery has been a major in-hospital operation with several days of hospital stay due to surgical techniques that cause postoperative pain and disability. My techniques make surgery comfortable, improve patient outcomes, avoid the need for routine postoperative hospital care, and result in low cost tubal reversal.