My work at Cincinnati Children’s stems from a desire to improve the quality of life and outcomes for children fighting cancer. I am board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.
Understanding the molecular drivers of leukemia, the adaptations that leukemia cells develop to become resistant to chemotherapy and its interactions with a patient’s immune system are key factors to improving cancer therapies. Appropriate therapy for pediatric leukemia requires a precision medicine approach to tailor therapy for the individual patient. Our leukemia/lymphoma team is constantly working locally, nationally and internationally to improve our options for therapy and decrease associated toxicities.
My research areas of interest are infant leukemia, the molecular biology of leukemia, KMT2A-rearranged leukemia, precision medicine and clinical trial development for high-risk and relapsed leukemia.