I am an interventional cardiologist at Mercy Hospital, Fort Smith, Arkansas. I also serve as faculty at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. I have a high-volume cardiology practice in an area with one of the highest rates of heart disease in the United States. I completed my medicine residency at the Texas Medical Center in Houston and Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology training at the University of Texas Heath Science Center at San Antonio. I have been exposed to state-of- the-art cardiac care, ground breaking research and learning from leaders in the field. I was awarded the Alicejane Argao Humanitarian Award during residency and the Robert A. O’Rourke Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Award during my fellowship. Also, I was awarded the Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence by the American Heart Association in 2014.
I have had publications in nationally and internationally renowned journals. My research interests focus on diabetes and heart disease, imaging of the vulnerable plaque and peripheral arterial disease. I have been invited to review articles for reputable cardiology journals. I am passionate about raising awareness about Women and Heart Disease. My specific areas of interest include high-risk PCI, radial coronary interventions, mechanical circulatory support and cardiogenic shock.