Paula completed her undergraduate at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She then attended the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine where she earned her podiatric medical degree. At Wake Forest Baptist Health, she has had the chance to establish her career at a health system which centers on patient focused care through cutting edge technology. Paula has been able to develop a new practice and inpatient consult service at Lexington Medical Center which has allowed for numerous opportunities to grow as a physician, teacher, researcher, and individual. As the Research Director of the Podiatry section, she works to train residents in surgery and promote interdisciplinary collaboration and guidance to residents and colleagues to advance foot and ankle research opportunities at our institution. She welcomes the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs and curious minds to advance their projects and cultivate a space for learning.