Ice cream. Baskin-Robbins vanilla chocolate chip.
Both. We are pretty lucky to live in Oregon.
Neither. I have never had any pets.
Walk. I take a 3.5 mile loop on my off-days.
Ducks. My husband and his family are serious fans.
Grocery Store Bagger.
I spent a summer working in Yosemite National Park and lived in a tent cabin.
"Grit" by Angela Duckworth.
Settlers of Catan. Our family is obsessed.
Beach. But tropical beach, not Northwest beach.
As I have a baby at home now, I would say sleep!
Duck by marriage, but I bleed purple. Go Huskies!!!
Juanita HS in Kirkland, Wa College and Medical School and Residency at the University of Washington (see above)
Pandora. Snow Patrol or Caspar Babypants, depending on who is in the car with me.
I would probably be a high school science teacher
Movie: Beaches or Steal Magnolias
Book: The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
Board Game: Not exactly a board game, but Dominos is fun!
Live and let live
Cook, garden, golf
Biology and Band (I was a saxophone player once upon a time)
I am hoping to improve my golf game this year
High School. I went to medical school knowing that is what I wanted to do.
Ice cream … no frozen yogurt…no ice cream… do I really have to choose?
Used to be a night owl, but slowly transforming into an early bird in order to get things done and then enjoy the day
Probably eat then immediately fall asleep
Officially became a dog person 5 years ago after my husband and I rescued our black lab
Santa Margarita Catholic HS (California), UC San Diego for College (Muir college for those in the know), then OHSU for med school and residency
Hands of my father (autobiography about the childhood of a hearing son raised by deaf parents in the 1940’s)
I’m more of a podcast fan as I love hearing stories– current favorites are “The Moth” and “Radio Lab”
Filing Clerk. – spent 8 hours a day during summer break of thinking of my 3rd grade teacher who taught me to alphabetize. Thanks Mrs. Christensen!
I love food and think it would be so fun to be a food critic, though I'd probably get in trouble for not criticizing enough and thinking it's all delicious!
as a kid it was Chutes and Ladders, now I love Balderdash
Cooking , Hiking, Camping and spending time with my husband, family and friends
San Juan Capistrano, California
4th year of college
My mom was an incredible woman who treated people with warmth and kindness, and made everyone she met feel like they had just gained a friend.
Learn to garden (currently my skills stop at expert leaf raker and weeder), working on running my first ½ Marathon, long term I’d love to learn to ballroom dancing though I have 2 left feet.
Definitely Apple. As a kid we had one of the first Apple models in our home, so it's what I've always known.
this used to be a harder question for me until I moved away from the ocean for my training and missed it terribly, so now I choose beach
Sleep. I can (and do) fall asleep anywhere. I think it's a leftover survival technique from med school and residency.
dog, though we have neither currently. Hoping to fix that soon.
Hike! (Though right now with a pregnant belly I'm content just to waddle)
When choosing among Oregon teams, I'm a Ducks fan but really I'm a recently converted Michigan fan. Go Blue!!
college. Loved all of it.
I play neither but love watching college football
a combination of What to Expect When You're Expecting, Happiest Baby on the Block, and a series of light detective/murder mystery novels
it's an eclectic mix, but currently my iPod is going back and forth between Phillip Phillips and Zac Brown Band
it's hard to pick just one, but I have a series of pediatrician mentors in med school and residency who not only were superb and compassionate physicians but also wonderful parents, educators, and advocates. I aspire to be like them.
blue for everything
After college I spent a year as a teaching assistant in an elementary school
a travel photographer for National Geographic (dream big!)
marrying my high school sweetheart and best friend
after living in Michigan, my husband and I are hooked on the Midwest card game Euchre
my husband and I coordinating our training so we finished residency and law school at the same time, getting jobs in the Portland area that we love, and ending up back in the Pacific Northwest as we had always planned!
photography, riding horses, and playing the piano
Live the life you love, love the life you live
music theory in college (I minored in music) and my ballroom dance classes
I'm excited to become a mom for the first time and the journey that is in store for me!
West Linn, Oregon
officially in college, but I had been thinking about it all through high school.
Ice cream. Mmmmm.
Beach…a warm one…or a pool overlooking a beach!
Sleep. Sleeping in, especially!
Walk. Usually while pushing a jogging stroller.
What?! Stanford! GO CARD!
Med school – met my husband!
Depends on my mood…and how much time I’ve got to get ready!
Football. To watch only, not play.
Cooked by Michael Pollan
My boys’ favorite mix CD from a friend’s birthday party last year…lots of “Ho-Hey” by the Lumineers and “Home” by Edward Sharpe
Selling retail clothes at a local shop near my home.
I’d own a small bridal boutique! After it closed in the evening, I’d wear a dress around the shop like Monica and Phoebe did in the apartment on “Friends.”
The births of my 2 boys – Jack and Sam. I remember everything.
Movie – Moonrise Kingdom. Book – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Board Game – right now we are into Sorry or kids’ Monopoly.
Cooking, knitting, getting outside with my guys!
Family dinner is important! As many nights as is reasonable in your family – it’s important to make an effort. Good for nutrition, communication, connection – start this habit early!
AP Bio with Mrs. Katz in high school. Bioethics Seminar in college.
Just did yoga for the first time. I think I’ll get into that.
House of Sand and Fog
Margaritaville Radio, at least until the free one year of it ends.
Abraham Lincoln. I recently watched a PBS show about him, and can’t believe the stress he experienced, and the insight and cleverness he showed in his responses.
Dirt… it makes it easy to schedule a carwash every 5- 10 years.
Surgery orderly at my hometown hospital. I got to observe surgery and talk to doctors between mopping the floors.
I try to tailor my interaction with my patient to whatever stage of development he or she is in. For example, the 15 month checkup is notoriously, in pediatrics, the most difficult one… I tell parents that 9 month-olds are puppies, 12 month-olds are kittens, but 15 month-olds are baby badgers – it’s just the nature of that age. I’m sure I’m not unique among pediatricians, but I do find it rewarding that I can usually manage to move slowly, interact carefully, and manage to get through the checkup without upsetting the child. I am definitely not always successful, but I think I have learned some things over the years that give me some insight.
My favorite movie is “Forrest Gump.” I’ve watched it with my kids about 20 times. I always find something new in it.
I like to take walks and practice playing my ukulele (I’m not very good, at least at playing ukulele… I’m OK at walking).
Try to enjoy everything, do as much as you are able to, and do what you can to help others do the same—and enjoy the simple humor and pleasures in life.
I always liked History… my favorite novels and National Geographic articles are based on the past. If I were given a Time Machine, I would go backward, not to the future. The late 1700′s seems like a neat time. I bet you could take an iPhone with you and within minutes a renaissance kid would be playing a game! (And showing you how to get an App!)
Beaumont, Texas… it almost counts as Louisiana, it’s so close—nothing to brag about, but a nice place to grow up. We had a lakehouse we’d go to on weekends… we’d sail, ski, swim, and find arrowheads and pottery on the beaches. I went to college at the University of Texas—Hook ‘Em Horns!—then medical school at UT Medical Branch in Galveston.
Happily married to my high school sweetheart. We have a 6 year old, a 3 year old, and surprise baby number 3 on the way.
Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen. I am always looking for good resources for parents, and enjoy the benefits of learning more as a mom myself, too!
Age 12 – I wrote an essay on becoming a space medicine doctor, and won a scholarship to Space Camp in Alabama which was big time for a small town girl who had only been to one other state in her life.
Bank teller – though I had truly been working for years in my family’s preschool/daycare center before that.
Probably a veterinarian – I am a softy when it comes to animals
I grew up in Philomath, Oregon, a small town outside of Corvallis best known for it’s Paul’s Place burgers as you pass through on the way to the coast. Delicious!
My mom. She is the strongest, yet most gentle person I know. She taught me the meaning of perseverance. She has believed in me always, and has helped me become who I am today.
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Honestly… Sesame Street Platinum Too and Disney Princess Songs. I can get halfway to work before I realize I’m alone in the car singing along with Elmo.
My mom! I hope I’m able to pull off my working mother role with even a semblance of grace, warmth, and humor with which she did.
Blue, all shades.
Rooming patients as an Ear, Nose, Throat/Hearing clinic- became proficient at calling out names very LOUDLY.
I have no idea… probably full time mom!
Anything Jane Austen- I love her wit, and also at the moment… Ina Garten’s cookbook, Back to Basics. It is somehow allowing me to still put home cooked meals on the table and to even entertain a bit!
I guess my answer here is a work in progress… but it would be raising these three wonderful children of mine. I’d say medical school but being up all night nursing a colicky newborn is much more relentlessly exhausting than even the worst hospital call night.
Art History- loved it.
NPR, Wes Montgomery, Santana, Miles Davis
Husband of 29 years and 2 children both in college
The Muppet Movie
Delivering tulip bulbs to the neighbors
Deciding to pursue a doctorate degree at 28 years old while being a wife and mother
A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines
Gardening, bicycling, running, reading, eatingJ, being with family and friends, Timber Soccer games
EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Kalamazoo, Michigan. My parents immigrated from the Netherlands as teenagers, so I am a first generation US citizen.
As a pediatrician for the last 15 years each day continues to inspire. I enjoy the unique personalities of all the children, for example after a 5 year old patient heard she was going to receive her kindergarten vaccinations, she burst into a happy jig “let’s get this party started,” and the next 5 year old stated “no way, those hurt”. The diversity of illness, families and children make each interaction exciting.
I find joy in promoting healthy lifestyles, providing medical care, counsel and creating a clinic which serves as a medical home. On a recent visit a 4 year stated after the visit “I want to go back to the living room where the fishes are.” I enjoy staying updated on medical diagnosis and management and I also feel strongly about being an advocate for children and families who require specialized care.
Yes. I love being a pediatrician and plan on continuing to practice at The Children’s Clinic for many years to come.
Definitely ice cream.
I’m a recent Apple convert.
This is a tough one. Both.
I’m an aspiring early bird but tend to be a night owl.
We have two cats but I’m trying to train them to be dogs.
Easy question, Go Beavs!!
Just finished The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver.
Foster the People.
Blue or green.
Little League umpire.
My wedding day.
Star Wars (4, 5 and 6), The Count of Monte Cristo and Risk.
Running, golf, woodworking, gardening, cooking, backpacking.
Build a woodshop in our backyard.
I shadowed a pediatrician at the Children’s Clinic before medical school and was hooked!