Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?
I grew up in a medical household with my father being a pathologist and my Scottish mother being a trained midwife. I don’t remember ever not knowing that I wanted to be a doctor. My mother and her friends’ experiences drove my desire to be an OB/GYN. While I loved working on the labor hall, after my reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) rotation as a resident, I was hooked. My mentor during residency, Dr. Robert Reid, made REI the most fascinating specialty I could imagine. I love the intellectual challenges that come with REI but find the personal reward of helping a struggling couple conceive so much more rewarding. To this day, the absolute joy of being able to tell someone they are successfully pregnant is priceless.