About Me

Here I share the stories of life as a patient, a doctor and a mother.  I hope they will nurture understanding and trust between those who suffer and those who heal.

My path to becoming a physician was circuitous.

After a degree in journalism and a few years working in public education, I decided to study public health and apply to medical school.

While in graduate school, I was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.  Cancer distilled my life, helping to clarify how I wanted to live and grow. It confirmed my calling – to care for others as a doctor.

After medical school in New York, pediatrics training in Boston and several cancer recurrences, I now practice and live with my husband and two children near the majestic Rocky Mountains.  I am learning to find peace amidst uncertainty.

With thanks,

Julia, M.D.