I grew up in a very ethnic neighborhood of Queens NYC. Born to immigrant parents, I spoke only German in the home, went to an extra German school and learned to polka! I went to the University of Rochester for both my BS and MS in Nursing. I have always worked exclusively in Pediatrics at several hospitals including Strong Memorial Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Mount Sinai of NY. I've enjoyed community activities helping kids/families in Monroe County, both at the Foster Care Center and St. Joseph's Neighborhood Health Center. I have been working for Panorama Pediatrics since 1990 and since then have also become a Lactation Consultant. I am married and have three grown kids . I currently enjoy being outdoors and active whenever I can. Canoeing, hiking, orienteering, jogging, yoga and biking keep me stress free and happy!