As a primary care pediatrician, I perform child and adolescent wellness exams, and treat chronic childhood diseases as well as common childhood illnesses.
My interest in medicine began after I traveled to developing nations as an undergraduate student and realized that good healthcare is a human right. I chose pediatrics after my rotation at Cincinnati Children’s as a medical student, knowing that I could make the biggest impact working with the youngest patients.
I like to develop strong relationships with my patients and families over many years of caring for them. My philosophy for patient care is to meet every family where they are on any given day and take them one step further in a positive direction. I also work as the Associate Division Director overseeing the Primary Care offices. I’m the Medical Director at the Hopple Street Neighborhood Health Center, where continually improving the quality of our care is a priority.
In 2017, I received the Raymond Baker Resident Teaching Award from the Cincinnati Pediatric Society. I also received the Clinical Care Award for Junior Faculty from Cincinnati Children’s in 2020.
I’ve been a part of research teams that focused on addressing food insecurity and integrating behavioral health in primary care.
I spent my childhood in southern California with early lifelong ambitions of being a lifeguard at the beach. Now, I've traded my previous passion for the beach for mountains and hiking. I enjoy the outdoors, running, yoga and spending time with my husband and three kids.
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Primary Care, General and Community Pediatrics