About MeI am a board-certified neurosurgeon, specializing in disorders of blood vessels, brain trauma and spine. I completed fellowships in endovascular and cerebrovascular/skull base neurosurgery at the University of Miami. As a 21-year US Navy veteran, I earned the Meritorious Service Medal and developed the Stroke and Neurotrauma Programs at Tripler Army Medical Center. I joined Wake Forest Baptist Health in 2013 as Director of Neurointerventional Surgery and Residency Program Director. I have built a hemorrhagic stroke research program and am co-Principal Investigator of National Institute of Health (NIH) StrokeNet at Wake Forest Baptist Health. I lead multiple NIH and national clinical trials in stroke and brain hemorrhage, and am studying neuroinflammation, genetic risk factors, and genetic mutations in the development of cerebral Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in my research lab.
I have served on the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Board of Directors, Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgery and Society of Neurological Surgeons, American Heart Association Mission Stroke Task Force, and as Chair of Women in Neurosurgery. I have published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and review for five journals. I was awarded the national 2021 ACGME Courage to Teach Award for innovation and mentorship in education, and am dedicated to providing cutting edge care for patients with neurologic disease.
I live in Winston-Salem with my husband and two children. In our free time, we volunteer at our local school and in the community.
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