Tara is proud to be one of the current Perioperative Medicine Fellows in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University in the US. She will soon be taking a job at a large community hospital where she plans to implement the core principles of perioperative medicine into a large local population in Western North Carolina. Her fellowship research project this year focuses on a mixed-methods review of a preoperative program at Duke that facilitates aggressive care for uncontrolled diabetic patients prior to non-cardiac surgery. The Anesthesia Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan provided her with a strong background clinical background that she continues to expand as a young physician. Originally from Colorado, she enjoys cooking, outdoor activities and spending time with her young son and husband.