Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science and Biochemistry, University California, Davis, 1979. Master of Science in Biochemistry, University Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1981. Doctor of Osteopathy, University Osteopathic Medicine Health Scis, Des Moines, 1989.
Intern in general medicine, Atlantic City Medical Center, 1989-1990;
resident in ob/gynecology, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, 1990-1994;
member ob/gynecology staff, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, since 1994. Owner Nutri Health Associations, San Diego, 1981-1985. Dietitian San Diego Sports Medicine Center 1979-1985.
Lecturer in field, including annual lecturer women's medical issues, Drake U., Iowa, 1985-1987.
Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynocology (junior), American College Osteopathic Ob-Gyn. (junior); member American Association Osteopathic Postgraduate Physicians (founding member 1990, regional chair 1991-1992, vice president 1992-1993, president 1993-1994), American Osteopathic Association (house delegations, committee on postgraduate training since 1986, Association Osteopathic State Executive Directors resident representative 1993-1994, Outstanding Service and Leadership award 1988-1989), Association American Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Council Student Council Presidents (student council representative 1985-1987, executive board member 1987-1988, parliamentarian 1988-1989), American Medical Women's Association (house delegate student representative 1986-1988, national legislation committee 1987-1989), Illinois Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Association (resident representative since 1992), Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association (house delegations representative and board directors student representative 1986-1987), New Jersey Association Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California.
Married John Alexander Dunkas, September 28, 1991.