Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry magna cum laude, Vassar College, 1970; Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974; Doctor of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 1976.
Intern in internal medicine medical center, University of California at Los Angeles, 1976-1977;
resident in internal medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977-1979;
fellow in cardiology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1979-1981;
emergency physician, Janzen, Johnston, and Rockwell, 1977-1982;
director critical care services, Century City Hospital, National Medical Enterprises, 1980-1981;
founder, medical director, Cmty. Emergency Superior vena cava syndrome Malibu, 1982-1985;
owner, director, key physician, Malibu Emergency Rm. and Family Medical Center, 1982-1994;
contract physician, Hughes Research laboratories, 1985-1993;
founder, president, Health Care Reform Cons., since 1993;
vice president, utilization manager, Associated Physicians St. John's, 1994;
director ambulatory care and women's health, Prairie Medical Group, since 1994. Co-producer Malibu emergency room benefit concerts Cmty.
Emergency Superior vena cava syndrome.Malibu, 1982-1985. With St. John's Hospital and Health Center, Santa Monica, since 1982. Assistant clinical professor department internal medicine, division emergency medicine, school medicine University of California at Los Angeles.
National speaker health care reform Nationwide Speakers' Bureau, since 1993. Member White House health professionals review group Clinton Health Care Task Force, 1993. Member transition team task group health care delivery White House.
California co-chair steering committee National Health Policy Council. Regional co-coordinator National Health Leadership Council. Chair board directors Fractal Medical Solutions, 1994.
Speaker in field.
Member National Women's Advisory Council Clinton/Gore Campaign. Statewide chair California Physicians Clinton/Gore. Member American College Emergency Physicians (councillor since 1991, chair health policy section since 1994, board directors California chapter since 1991, member government affairs committee since 1992), American Association Women Emergency Physicians (president 1991-1993), Am.Med.
Women's Association (delegate since 1992, California state director since 1993, Cmty. Svc. award 1992), California Medical Association (delegate house delegations since 1990, member federal health issues reformed committee 1990-1993, member technical advisory county violence prevention1993-), Los Angeles County Medical Association (member bay district Executive Board 1989-1991, co-chair legislation committee since 1991), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Henry WilliamRoot, October 12, 1985 (divorced). 1 child, Christopher William Root.