Casey grew up in the woods and mountains of Maine and Montana. After studying biology at Carleton College, she pursued her medical degree at OHSU, where she (and her yellow lab) fell in love with the forest trails around Portland, Oregon. During medical school she felt drawn to the connections she created with patients in their time of need, ultimately deciding to pursue emergency medicine.
After completing residency in emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, Casey practiced in Maine for six years, where she and her husband (and aging yellow lab) grew their family, found more trails, and deepened their love for East coast skiing. She continued to enjoy critical care experiences in the ER, but also developed an interest in palliative care, having a special appreciation for the opportunities to communicate with patients nearing the end of life.
Casey was finally convinced by her husband to move back to the (bigger) mountains. After two years practicing emergency medicine in Salt Lake and teaching medical students at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Casey is thrilled to begin fellowship training in hospice and palliative care. After many years at the bedsides of patients with critical and chronic illnesses, she looks forward to bringing her perspective as an emergency medicine physician to patients needing guidance, care, and support at the end of life.
Outside of professional activities, Casey loves to spend the rest of her time with her husband and three kids, (as well as a cat, trying to fill her beloved yellow lab’s pawprints), skiing, trail running, reading, and eating.