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.
MD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1999.
Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2002.
Chief Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2003.
Fellowship: NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, General & Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.
MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.
MSc: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.
Shared decision making; knowledge translation; family centered care; quality improvement; implementation science; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); asthma; family/self-management of chronic conditions
Hospital Medicine, Primary Care, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, General and Community Pediatrics
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, Hospital Medicine, General and Community Pediatrics
Adolescent Decision-Making Involvement in the Receipt of Genomic Testing Results. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2023; 259:113492.
Comparative Effectiveness of Anti-TNF in Combination With Low-Dose Methotrexate vs Anti-TNF Monotherapy in Pediatric Crohn's Disease: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial. Gastroenterology. 2023; 165:149-161.e7.
Examining the Unified Theory of Behavior Change Constructs Among Adolescents Taking Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medicine: A Longitudinal Study. Academic Pediatrics. 2023; 23:762-772.
Decisional support needed when facing tough decisions: Survey of parents with children having differences of sex development. 2023; 3:1089077.
A survey of healthcare professionals' perceptions of the decisional needs of parents with an infant born with a disorder/difference of sex development. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2023; 19:39-49.
Effect of Outreach Messages on Adolescent Well-Child Visits and Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine Rates: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2023; 253:158-164.e1.
Co-creating a suite of patient decision aids for parents of an infant or young child with differences of sex development: A methods roadmap. 2023; 2:1020152.
P695: Adolescents’ state anxiety and decisional regret one week after learning carrier results for autosomal recessive disorders. 2023; 1:100767.
Effect of Electronic Outreach Using Patient Portal Messages on Well Child Care Visit Completion: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5:e2242853.
Optimizing Shared Decision Making about Hydroxyurea in Young Children with Sickle Cell Anemia. Blood. 2022; 140:10857-10859.