I am a member of the Navajo tribe, and the first female member to become a surgeon. I currently practice at Dartmouth Medical School. My surgical practice is based on years of careful, disciplined, and extraordinarily difficult training to master the art and science of medicine and my specialty in general surgery. In my professional life, I am able to bring healing to my patients using the benefits of this long training, drawing together the best of medical research and surgical innovation gained over the last century of medical progress.