Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I grew up in Pelham, MA and went to college and medical school at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. I moved to NYC for my residency at Hospital for Special Surgery and then fellowship at Columbia in Sports Medicine. We moved to Old Greenwich in 2008 at the end of my residency.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Jack 8 and Sophie 6
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I have climbed mountains all over the world- Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt Cook and Aspiring in New Zealand, Mt Rainier in Washington, Grand Teton in Jackson, just to name a few, often sleeping on the side of the mountain and sometimes skiing down.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
My husband has been the ultimate partner in parenthood. My parents and in-laws were all very supportive allowing me to balance work and motherhood. I have also relied closely on my good friends who had had children before me and have an amazing babysitter who is truly part of our family.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
I love outdoor activities, especially hiking, skiing, sailing and tennis. We are an outdoor family.
We spend a lot of time in the mountains and love to go on overnight camping trips in the summer and winter. We’re big skiers in the winter. We also love playing family games of Tag at all the local Old Greenwich playgrounds.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I am a sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon at Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS). I have been at ONS since August of 2009. I am also the director of the ONS Women’s Sports Medicine Center and serve on the Greenwich Hospital Women’s Health Initiative Board.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
I have an incredible group of friends, neighbors, teachers and parents who have always been very supportive of my career. Friends and teachers will often send pictures of my children on the playground or at school when they know I am working. I’m so grateful that they help to keep me in touch Jack and Sophie’s daily activities. I am also close with many local physicians, particularly female physicians, who support each other’s practices and share the unique challenges and benefits of balancing a medical profession with being a mom. My partners have also been instrumental in supporting my efforts to be very involved with my family as well as a key player in our practice.