Dr. Key was born in California but spent most of her childhood in Honolulu, Hawaii. She returned to California to attend the University of California at where she received her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. Dr. Key continued her education at Georgetown University where she earned a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics. Following this she was the principle research coordinator for a clinical research center in Northern Virginia.
Dr. Key has joined the Trauma and Acute Care General Surgery Service at Chippenham Hospital where she also serves at the Director of Surgical Critical Care
Dr. Key received her Doctorate in Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. She received the Russell Seneca Award for Excellence in Surgery during her fourth year. She completed her internship and residency from 2010 to 2015 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. During her residency, she received many awards including Outstanding Resident Educator and Senior Resident Leadership Award. She also served at Administrative Chief Resident during her final year in residency. Dr. Key continued her training in trauma and critical care at Washington Hospital Center where she completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care in 2016.
Dr. Key is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. She has a special interest in laparoscopic/minimally invasive surgery, abdominal surgery, and critical care.