Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Family Medicine Residency: Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship: Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
Cheryl’s interest in medicine began in childhood, growing up on a small family farm where she attended the births of countless baby lambs. In college, she studied biomedical engineering and learned about the use of telemedicine technology to improve care in rural areas around the world. As a founding member of the Rural Health Scholars Program at Dartmouth Medical School, Cheryl delighted in the opportunity to intern with “real” rural family doctors in New England and abroad. She first came to Maine-Dartmouth for her third-year family medicine rotation and then went on to complete residency in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Cheryl returned to Maine in 2004, graduating from our geriatrics fellowship and subsequently becoming faculty. After more than a decade of practicing and teaching full spectrum family medicine, Cheryl now focuses her clinical work in outpatient primary care with special interests in geriatrics, adults with developmental disabilities, and migrant and seasonal farmworkers. In her role as faculty, she is responsible for resident orientation, monthly outpatient medicine didactics, a farmworker health elective, and facilitation of the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusivity efforts. Cheryl’s scholarly interest is in curriculum development around structural competency; she is particularly excited to be a facilitator with the Structural Competency Working Group (https://structcomp.org/). Outside of medicine, Cheryl is a parent to three children and a lover of music, art, textiles, and food.