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Education & Training


 After spending my formative years in northeast Oklahoma, and graduating with a music degree from Southern Nazarene University, I graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1995.  A scholarship from the United States Air Force made medical school possible, and I served for five years as a USAF Flight Surgeon before moving to Albuquerque in 2001.   I completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of New Mexico in 2004 and a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, also at UNM, in 2009.  I maintain board certification in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.


My professional life has led to expertise in the complexities of internal medicine, especially in older adults.  I have worked as a Geriatrics faculty member with the Senior Health Clinic at the University of New Mexico; a hospitalist in the Lovelace Hospital System, a hospice medical director;  and as a post-acute and transitional patient care physician in skilled nursing facilities.   

Education & Training


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Internship, Internal Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York


Residency, Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico 


Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, University of New Mexico

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