Dr Bender is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). She was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She graduated Cum Laude from Juniata College with a degree in Biology. She completed her medical school at The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. During her residency she completed several additional months of training in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urogynecology. She has special interests in osteopathic manipulation, high risk pregnancies, and robotic surgery.