Born in Kenya, Dr. Jane attended the University of Western Australia Medical School in Perth. Years later after moving to the United States, she attended the University of Colorado Medical School and completed her residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Neonatology at Duke University, while simultaneously raising four young children. Dr. Jane became a staff Neonatologist at St Joseph’s Hospital in Denver where she remained for 6 years. After this she was recruited to build St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital NICU from a level 1 to a Level 3C unit in Twin Falls, Idaho. She returned to Colorado in 2010.
Dr. Jane’s blended practice of Neonatology and Pediatrics in Idaho encompassed patients from newborn through adolescence. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Jane became acutely aware of the unexpected consequence of the “Back to Sleep” campaign to decreases Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Flathead Syndrome now effects even healthy newborns with an epidemic increase to a current incidence of nearly 1 in every 2 babies.
Dr Jane has become very active in counseling more movement for all babies and promotes tummy time from the early days after birth to improve their strength and environmental experience. After years of research and development, she invented the Tortle, an FDA cleared, stylish knit beanie designed to provide a cost effective and simple tool to prevent Flathead Syndrome in babies 0-9 months adjusted age.
We continue to strive to help babies in need and are actively researching to better understand how to help infants by optimal positioning.
Tortle Products is based in Denver, Colorado, and is dedicated to ending Flat Head Syndrome around the world. Our products are currently being sold throughout the US and several international countries.