As a pediatric nephrologist, I treat children and adolescents with hypertension, acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. I also care for patients who are on acute or chronic dialysis, and I have a special interest in pediatric onco-nephrology. In my practice, I strive to have honest and collaborative relationships with my patients.
I was drawn to my specialty area as a bone marrow transplant hospitalist, where I witnessed acute kidney injury increase the risk of therapy-related toxicity and limit participation in clinical trials. Acute kidney injury also necessitated treatment changes that jeopardized the patient’s chances for cure. I was inspired by the potentially dramatic effects of decreasing kidney injury rates, and I dedicated the next three years of my life to a fellowship in pediatric nephrology, with a research and clinical focus in pediatric onco-nephrology.
In addition to seeing patients, I’m involved in research. My long-term research objective is to improve renal outcomes for children receiving oncology therapies. The ultimate goal of my research is to improve the likelihood that pediatric cancer and immunodeficiency patients can achieve successful cures of their disease without kidney injury or long-term kidney complications.
I was honored to be named one of Cincinnati’s Top Doctors in 2020, by Cincinnati Magazine. I have been awarded three University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Optime Magistrum (Best Teacher) Awards, and I have $100,000 in University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Cancer Survivorship Pilot Research Grants.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing the cello and ukulele. I also love to spend time with my two awesome kids and go jogging outdoors with my husband.
Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Nephrology and Hypertension, Nephrology and Hypertension