As a pediatric sports medicine physician, I treat sports injuries and help young athletes stay well.
Having been a regionally recognized gymnast in South Florida, I understand the devastation that can come with injuries. I was fortunate to have a team of physicians who gave me not only excellent care, but also fostered the perseverance and resiliency I needed to get back in the game. Being able to do the same for current young athletes makes my career in medicine very rewarding.
During my fellowship training I cared for athletes at a local high school and during local gymnastic meets, as well as at MAC/NCAA conference games and tournaments with Miami University. I also traveled to Sweden to provide medical coverage for an international skating competition.
My philosophy of care includes working as a team with the athlete and their parents. When they bring me into their world, I can make recommendations for individualized care that facilitate a successful recovery.
My time as an athlete helped me understand the importance of preparing the mind and body to return to competition after an injury. I share these skills with the student athletes I care for at Woodward Career Technical High School, Lockland High School and Miami University in Oxford.
When I’m not helping patients, I enjoy reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family in Florida.
Pediatric sports injuries; injury prevention; athlete wellness and resiliency
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics