As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I have performed hundreds of hospital-based circumcisions before becoming certified as a Mohelet (a female Mohel) by the Berit Mila Board of Reform Judaism of the Hebrew Union College to perform infant circumcision and ritual baby naming services. My interest in becoming a Mohelet began when my oldest daughter was born, and a female OB/GYN performed her baby naming ceremony. I thought this was a wonderful way to connect with the Jewish community and share my medical training while helping families fulfill the mitzvah of Berit Mila. I am honored to have recently been Chairperson-elect of the National Organization of American Mohelim.
Having returned to the Northeast from Atlanta, Georgia, where I was in private practice and worked to promote access to reproductive health care. I am now working as an Assistant Professor and Clinical Educator at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School, where I care for patients, enjoy teaching medical students and resident physicians. I continue to work to improve access to reproductive health care. As a teacher, I have been recognized as the Community Based Teacher of the Year award two years in a row and have received several Excellence in Teaching awards. As a clinician, I provided obstetrical and gynecological care as part of the Women and Infants Hospital Alliance. I am board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I am also on the clinical faculty at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.
I received my undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, having done additional undergraduate work at Columbia University of New York and Oxford University in England.I also graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine. My post-graduate training included a rotating medical internship at the Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill PA and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. I currently reside in the Boston area with my husband and our dog.