Dr. Panko was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. She attended medical school at the University of Washington (WWAMI) followed by a general surgery residency at St Joseph Hospital in Chicago. She then went on to complete an advanced GI and minimally invasive surgery fellowship at UT in Houston.
New to the area, Dr. Panko and her family have felt a sense of community since they arrived. She loves getting the chance to work with all three hospitals in the area and provide care to her patients close to their homes. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, running, horseback riding, and yoga.