As a physician, I practice clinical pathology and laboratory medicine. Although we work "behind the scenes,” we are always available to help clinicians better understand a patient's laboratory test results and clarify them.
As a medical director, I provide care for a broad patient population. I’m also responsible for improving our workflow or the way a test might be performed. Knowing that these seemingly high-level decisions impact individual children and families keeps me focused on improving our patient care every step of the way.
Early in my medical school training, a mentor piqued my interest in pathology and encouraged me to explore and cultivate my love for anatomic and clinical pathology. During my residency, a phenomenal pediatric pathologist showed me how fascinating the world of pediatric pathology could be, which inspired me to pursue further training at Cincinnati Children’s.
I'm always looking for ways to use data to help us take better, more efficient care of our patients. Improvements made in the laboratory can affect countless patients, so it’s important to me that we get it right.
In my free time, I enjoy recording music (guitar, drums, bass), and playing board games and video games.
Clinical laboratory process improvement; informatics
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine