I decided to pursue a career as a physician assistant later in my life, but I have always had a desire to work with and help people, especially those who were sick or in need. I was fortunate to be accepted into Seton Hall's dual-degree program and graduated in 2008. Before enrolling in school, I had worked in healthcare and thought that after graduation I would work in the fast-paced and exciting world of emergency medicine until I retired, but I was wrong. After working at a local ER for over a year-and-a-half, I felt incomplete, as I was unable to follow up on the patients I had encountered. After long consideration, I joined my husband's internal medicine practice and felt a greater connection with patients whom I was able to contribute in their care throughout the years.
Due to our never-ending desire to learn and help people become healthier, my husband and I pursued an Advanced Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. We then established an integrative medicine center, which focuses on maximizing health, disease prevention and treating chronic conditions with conventional medicine as well as nutritional, hormonal and natural sources. I hope to expose and incorporate this approach to medicine to our students.
I have an undying gratitude to Seton Hall University, and once again I was given the opportunity to return as a full-time faculty member of the Physician Assistant Program. I am very excited about the opportunity to help shape the hearts and minds of our students as they enter the world of healthcare.
- Master of Science in Physician Assistant, Seton Hall University
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Seton Hall University
- Advanced Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine - American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine