I completed my undergraduate training at the University of Texas at El Paso, majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I matriculated to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for medical school, and in 1988, also participated in a summer internhsip at the NIH working with the development of a rapid diagnostic skin test for people infected with Strongyloides stercoralis, before starting my clinical years. I completed my internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LBJ Hospital and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston. I finally left Texas and ventured to the northeast, where I did my fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at New England Medical Center (NEMC) / Tufts Medical School. I stayed on staff at NEMC for 6 years before moving to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Over my career, I have focused on the surgical aspect of infertility and reproduction. This includes endometriosis, fibroids, surgical repair of uterine anomalies and scar tissue, and repair of damaged fallopian tubes. I also co-direct the Mass General Integrated Fibroid Program. I have a strong interest in fertility treatment outcomes, reproductive surgery outcomes, environmental factors and reproduction, diversity in reproductive health care treatments.