As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I specialize in intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition. I was drawn to my career by my exposure to children with malnutrition, and also by my excellent mentors as I proceeded through my training.
I am an expert in the management of infants with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome. My practice is family-oriented, and I focus on resolving the family’s needs for taking care of a child with complex nutritional needs.
I work with a team to achieve the best outcome for each child and family. In 2019, our team received the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center faculty award for Best Clinical Team.
I am also actively involved in Cincinnati Children’s Global Health Center with collaborations in the development of endoscopy services in Ghana and Sierra Leone.
In my research, my colleagues and I are looking at ways to decrease the reliance on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for children with intestinal failure.
In my free time, I love traveling and exploring new and interesting food options.
Intestinal failure; short bowel syndrome; growth failure; failure to thrive malabsorption disorders; micronutrient malnutrition
Nutritional and developmental outcomes of infants with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome; nutritional epidemiology of micronutrient malnutrition in preschool children
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Gastroenterology GI, Colorectal Disorders, Intestinal Disorders