My path to becoming a pediatrician started when I had medical problems at age 10. Seeing the impact doctors had on my entire family inspired me to pursue a career in medicine.
I practice primary care pediatrics, and I enjoy getting to know what is most important to patients and families when choosing treatment options. My own experiences as a patient showed me the importance of effective communication, especially when multiple medically reasonable options may differ in meaningful ways.
In addition to practicing medicine and conducting research, I serve as the Carl Weihl Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Division of General & Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s. In these roles, I have the privilege of leading a diverse, talented, multidisciplinary team who share a passion and commitment to transform primary care delivery and improve population health. We seek to do this through exceptional clinical programs, high-impact clinical and translational research, innovative educational programs, and effective academic and community partnerships.
In my research, I’m looking for ways to make it easier for children and parents to achieve their goals in partnership with their healthcare providers.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children.