About Me

I joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor in 2016 after completing my anesthesia residency and pain fellowship at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I am board-certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and pursuing board certification in Addiction Medicine. I am also adjunct faculty in the Office of Global Health

I clinically practice both pain and anesthesia and am an active member of the teaching faculty. I have a keen interest in education and am the Pain and Addiction Thread Director for the Medical School, the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Director, and have served as the Medical Director of the Lexington Pain Clinic. I have authored numerous hospital guidelines, papers and book chapters on regional anesthesia, fibromyalgia, and opioid management. My clinical interests include neuromodulation therapy, pediatric chronic pain, and international health.

I began my training at the University of Georgia and earned Bachelor’s of Science degrees in both Microbiology and Genetics. I spent her early career as a Microbiologist at the Centers for Disease while earning a Master’s degree in Public Health. At the Centers for Disease Control, I studied the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and transmission of highly infectious Biosafety Level-4viruses such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever and was deployed in outbreak emergency response efforts. This early public health experience served as the foundation for my later interest in the dual epidemics of chronic pain and opioid addiction.