As a pediatric neuroradiologist, I interpret images of a child’s brain and head to help make a diagnosis.
My area of interest centers on child abuse and how neuroimaging of trauma can improve care for abusive head injuries. I hope to increase awareness of how imaging findings in abusive head trauma can lead to better treatments.
In addition to studying and interpreting brain and head images for patients, I also research ways to reduce radiation doses in computerized tomography (CT) imaging.
I’ve been a member of the radiology faculty and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center child abuse team since 1998. I serve on several departmental committees. I’m involved with medical student education and improving interpersonal communications within our department.
BS: Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
MD: Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1997.
Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998; Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2001.
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997; Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2000; Maintenance of Certification in Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2012.
Pediatric neuroradiology; imaging of child abuse
Understanding Bilateral Skull Fractures in Infancy: A Retrospective Multicenter Case Review. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2023; 39:329-334.
Cerebral vascular injury in transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy. Blood Advances. 2022; 6:4310-4319.
Parenchymal Insults in Abuse-A Potential Key to Diagnosis. Diagnostics. 2022; 12:955.
Craniosynostosis is a feature of Costello syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2022; 188:1280-1286.
Reply to "Genetics of Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Suspected Child Abuse ". American Journal of Roentgenology. 2021; 217:1019-1020.
Reply to "Vitamin D Insufficiency Versus Deficiency: An Important Distinction ". American Journal of Roentgenology. 2021; 217:1021-1022.
Pediatric hanging and strangulation: is vascular injury a true risk?. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2021; 51:1889-1894.
Debunking Fringe Beliefs in Child Abuse Imaging: AJR Expert Panel Narrative Review. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2021; 217:529-540.
Macrocephaly and subdural collections. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2021; 51:891-897.
RESPECT: Radiology Employees Striving for Productive and Effective Communication. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. 2020; 40:2068-2079.