Credentials

Current Positions
  • Founder & Medical Director, Vital Health Institute
  • Medical Executive Committee Menlo Park Surgical Hospital, Menlo Park, CA, 2000 to present
  • Board of Directors, Endometriosis Research Center, 1998 to present
Education & Training
  • B.A. Chemistry. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. Graduated Magna Cum Laude, June 10, 1981.
  • Doctor of Medicine. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Graduated May 21, 1985.
  • Internship and Residency, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wesley Medical Center, The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas. Graduated June 30, 1989.
  • Fellowship, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Graduated June 30, 1991.
Honors & Awards
  • Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Outstanding Contribution to Resident Research in Reproductive Endocrinology, The Women’s Research Institute
  • Associate Member Prize Paper, 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Della McDonald Memorial Scholarship
  • University of Northern Colorado Scholarship for Scholars
  • Colorado Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Winner of the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award in 2012 and 2014
  • Winner of the Carlo Romanini Award for Best Video on Endometriosis at the 43rd AAGL, Vancouver, Canada, 2014.
Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology; Board Certified,
    December 9, 1994 to present.
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Board Eligible,
    June 24, 1991; June 30, 1997

Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy Inc.

  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy,
    Certified, September 20, 1996
Membership in Professional Societies
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
  • American Academy of Environmental Medicine
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American Pain Society
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • The Society of Reproductive Surgeons
  • CFIDS Association (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome)
  • Endometriosis Association
  • International Pelvic Pain Society
  • Interstitial Cystitis Association
  • National Vulvodynia Association
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • Santa Clara County Medical Association
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Vulvar Pain Foundation