I am originally from Bozeman and left for undergraduate school in Pennsylvania in 2002, completing a dual major degree in Biochemistry and Italian at Bryn Mawr College. I attended medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver and became board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology after completing a residency at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver in 2016. Since completing my training, I I have worked in both academic and non-academic health systems, and regardless of the setting my focus has always diagnostic medicine and ensuring that health care practitioners use laboratory testing in the most efficient manner to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
I have also served intermittently as a practicing physician for the nCenter and became the full time Medical Director for the nCenters in both Bozeman and Belegrade at the end of 2020.
At the nCenter I oversee the quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG) or ‘brain map’ that guides the choice of protocols for neurofeedback (NFB). The qEEG is a biomarker that brings mental health more squarely into the realm of medicine. Mapping the brain not only guides protocols but is also used to gauge improvement. Mental health issues are multifaceted and often require a combination approach of NFB, counseling, and nutrition. Working at the nCenter has broadened my thinking with regards to mental health issues, noting that there are alternatives to medications and that doses can sometimes be lowered or discontinued after NFB. I am grateful to be part of a cutting-edge field and to consistently see client improvements.