Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?
As a child, visiting my mother while she was at work as a physician made an ever-lasting impression on me. I dreamed one day I would be just like her and take care of people when they needed help the most. As an undergrad, I became fascinated by the intricate workings of the neuroendocrine system - how one signal could lead to a cascade of events that affects so many facets of our biological function such as reproduction. I spent several years working in the laboratory studying neuro-development during graduate school and medical school. Seeing how research in the laboratory gets transformed into treatments for patients is what led me to the field of reproductive endocrinology, where we use the latest technologies to assist patients in bringing about the miracles of life.