B.S. University of Illinois
M.D. Rush Medical College, Chicago
Loyola University Medical Center
Licensure and Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics
Virginia Board of Medicine
I became a pediatrician because pediatrics was my favorite rotation in medical school. I enjoyed working with children rather than adults. The pediatric doctors I worked with during residency were by far my favorite residents.
I am married to Dr. Bob Rotche who is an Oncologist. We have two children Adam and Lindsey. Adam is a teacher at Blacksburg High School and Lindsay is a full-time ski patrol and white-water rafting guide in New Mexico.
I enjoy many outdoor activities outside of NRV Peds. I like to hike, canoe, travel (domestic and abroad), garden, and participate in fitness classes at gym.
Most people do not know that I am first generation American. Both of my parents emigrated separately from Eastern Europe in the 1950s.