As a pediatric critical care specialist, I care for children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
I believe in listening to families and patients. I treat patients for who they are, no matter their diagnosis or disease.
My interest in taking care of the sickest children inspired me to work in critical care and the ICU. I am a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric intensivist with more than 10 years of experience working in the Cincinnati Children’s PICU.
I focus my work on patient care, clinical research, quality improvement and administration.
I have special interests in caring for patients with:
- Acute kidney injury (AKI)
- Critical illness after a stem cell transplant
- Extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
- Pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
I am active in clinical research. I serve as the site principal investigator/co-investigator for multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored clinical studies. My quality improvement efforts focus on leading Cincinnati Children’s work in mitigating hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (blood clots).
At Cincinnati Children’s, I hold multiple leadership roles. I am the medical director of the Destination Excellence International Patient Program which coordinates referrals and care for international patients. I'm the associate medical director of the PICU, and co-director of the Center for Acute Care Nephrology and the extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program.
I also serve as an associate professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
In my free time I love to cook and golf.
Critical Illness following stem cell transplantation; extracorporeal life support; venous thromboembolism; critical Illness hyperglycemia
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit PICU