About

I am a plastic surgeon board certified both in surgery and plastic surgery. I specialize in aesthetic surgery of the face and body. I have lived and practiced in Utah since I graduated from medical school in 1995. I have written this website to help patients interested in breast surgery become better informed and hopefully more familiar with my approach to breast surgery.

Aesthetic surgery is an area of medicine that rewards attention to detail. This type of detail-oriented relationship to my surgeries and my patient care is what makes me (and people who know me well) realize that I have found my professional niche.

I think being a female plastic surgeon helps me understand the way women relate to their bodies. I also think being an aesthetic plastic surgeon is a natural extension of the type of care giving many of us women feel very at home with.

Education is the foundation of my entire career. I may consider myself an artist to one degree or another, but have no doubt, plastic surgery is a complex area of medicine which demands extensive training and a life-long commitment to education in surgery. I am committed to being a member of an elite group of surgeons who is willing to criticize convention in order to allow evolution of the practice of plastic surgery to the highest quality and patient safety standards.

My education and affiliations:

Duke University class of 1987
UNC Medical School class of 1995
University of North Carolina School of Medicine Merit Award 1993
Howard Hughes Medical Fellowship 1993
NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program 1993
Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Grant 1993
Board Certification Surgery 2002
Board Certification Plastic Surgery 2007
Division Chief Plastic Surgery LDS Hospital
Advisory Board Member Skinworks
Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Member Utah State Plastic Surgery Society
Member Salt Lake Surgical Society