Experienced practitioner, educator,
"Quality is never an accident."
- William A Foster
I have 13 years of clinical experience. I have attended 2,440 births in academic centers, community hospitals, birth centers, and homes. I hold 6 degrees, including a doctorate, and have yet to meet a colleague with these same credentials. I can assist plaintiffs and defendants in obstetrical and women's health cases with any of the following:
I have been a clinical assistant professor at an academic medical center. I launched and directed a faculty midwife service for midwives to educate OBGYN residents and medical students at another large facility. I have personally taught OBGYN residents, medical students, midwives, nurse practitioners, nurses, and doulas in clinical and didactic settings. I have been a principal investigator and advisor for OBGYN resident research projects. I have taught master's, post-master's, and doctoral nursing students as an assistant professor at Touro University California.
I have been the director of one of the largest birth centers in the country. In 6 years we grew from an annual budget of 84 to 650 births (774%). Our net revenue for the same timeframe was $24.27M, and net income $10.58M. I have been the ACNM representative for the Global Covid Perinatal Taskforce. I have been a member of the national ACNM Professional Liability Committee, Home and Birth Center Section, and Scope of Practice Taskforce. I have published; given numerous presentations; served on a state maternal mortality review board member; been treasurer of a state midwifery affiliate; worked with a national team to develop a sonographic certification process for midwives; and done international medical mission work. I was a 2019 St. Louis Business Journal ’40 Under 40’ awardee. I am also a fellow with the ACNM.