Tabitha earned a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Missouri — Columbia, with a focus in the areas of health science, biology, human development and family studies. She then pursued a Bachelor of Science in nursing, and a Master of Science in nursing, also at the University of Missouri — Columbia. Tabitha has taken care of patients with spine disorders for over 13 years, and is skilled at diagnosing, treating and triaging spine patients. She has worked in the areas of neurosurgical spine and orthopedic spine prior to joining Washington University. In addition to seeing patients in clinic, she also assists during surgical procedures and cares for patients during their hospital stay.