I was born in the USSR and moved to the United States at the age of seven. My childhood was spent in the great state of Wisconsin (home of the Green Bay Packers), where I received my BS in Bacteriology and Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!).
My medical school education took me to Israel, where I attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine. I subsequently completed my Obstetrics and Gynecology residency in Philadelphia at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. After my training, I gained experience in both private practice and academic medicine in San Diego and Hawaii, culminating in my decision to settle down in beautiful Sonoma County!
I met my husband in medical school, where we developed a passion for backpacking and travel. Along our journey, our family grew to include two boys and a pup named Pinot. Most of our free time is spent running off everyone’s energy and planning our next adventure.