Top Doctor in Denver, 5280 Magazine
Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"
Distinguished Service Award, Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
The recipient has been a long-standing society member. The recipient made numerous contributions to the Society and has provided exceptional service to the specialty of obstetric anesthesia. In addition the SOAP Board of Directors recognizes the recipient as one who is viewed by the community at large as an exemplary ambassador of obstetric anesthesia.
My research interests are focused on providing the safest and most efficient, evidence-based anesthesia care of the obstetric patient before, during and after delivery.
School of Medicine,
Anesthetic Considerations for Complicated Pregnancies (Chapter 70)
In Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice 9th Edition
Bucklin BA, Asdigian NL, Hawkins JL, Klein U. Making it stick: use of active learning strategies in continuing medical education. BMC Education 2021;21:44.
Maternal Mortality in Colorado, 2014-16
My clinical interests include anesthesia for the pregnant patient, and most of my clinical practice occurs in the labor & delivery suite. This includes medical evaluation during pregnancy, anesthetic care of the patient who needs surgery during her pregnancy, pain control during labor, anesthesia for cesarean delivery, and care of the medically complex pregnant woman around the time of her delivery. As an educator, I have focused my teaching career on the education of medical students and residents.
I strive to provide the safest evidence-based care for patients requiring or requesting anesthesia.
In my spare time I enjoy reading fiction and spending time with my husband and daughters.
I am a volunteer with the 9 Health Fair. I am involved in activities at Augustana Lutheran Church.
MD, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
BS, Texas A&M University (TX)
St Joseph Hospital Program
University of Texas at Houston Program, Chief Resident, Anesthesiology (1984)
University of Texas at Houston Program, Critical Care Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine Program, Anesthesiology