I was inspired to pursue my career because of my personal connection to congenital heart disease, as well as my passion for caring for the most complex and critically ill children with congenital heart disease.
In my practice, I believe that every patient is actually two patients — the child in my care and their family. They are equally important, and we must provide the best care possible for the child and empower and support their parents and caregivers through the process. The patient and family are important members of the care team, and their voices and opinions matter. We treat every child like they’re our own.
In my research, we’re seeking to improve the education of patients and families in the CICU to reduce stress, optimize understanding and improve care.
During my free time, I enjoy exercising and spending time with my family.
BA: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 2011.
MD: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 2011.
Pediatric Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2014.
Global Health Track Certificate: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2014.
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2017.
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship: Chief Fellow, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2017.
Graduate Certificate: Health Professions Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 2017.
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis / St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2019.
MHPE: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 2019.
Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics, 2014; American Board of Pediatrics - Subspecialty Board Certification - Pediatric Cardiology, 2018; American Board of Pediatrics - Subspecialty Board Certification - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2020.
Pediatric cardiology; pediatric cardiac critical care; patient and family education
Cardiac Intensive Care
Patient and family education; CoRe-PCICS investigator
Implementation of a 24-hour infection diagnosis protocol in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2023; 44:1300-1307.
Staged vs Complete Repair in Tetralogy of Fallot With Pulmonary Atresia. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2023; 115:1463-1468.
Are Parent Discharge Readiness Scores Effective for Patients With Congenital Heart Disease After Cardiac Surgery?. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2023; 257:113361.
Innovative Clinical Model in Managing Children with Refractory Lung Failure. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2023; 42:s297-s298.
Measurement of Cardiac Output Using an Ultrasonic Cardiac Output Monitor (USCOM) in Patients with Single-Ventricle Physiology. Pediatric Cardiology. 2022; 43:1205-1213.
Clinical controversies in anticoagulation monitoring and antithrombin supplementation for ECMO. Critical Care (UK). 2020; 24:19.