As an orthopaedic surgeon, or “bone doctor,” I care for children and adolescents with trauma, sports injuries and fractures. I also treat congenital orthopaedic conditions of the foot and ankle, such as clubfoot.
Dr. Jim Amis, who treated my gymnastics fracture when I was 13, motivated me to be an orthopaedic surgeon. His jovial bedside manner and ability to fix what was broken and get me back to doing the sport I loved was inspiring.
I really enjoy getting to know my patients and families because it helps me individualize treatment goals through the healing process. As wonderful team members, who work as an extension of me, my nurses and physician assistant are a crucial part of my patients' treatment and communications.
As a member of the Multidisciplinary Trauma Team, I received the 2019 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Annual Faculty Award. I also was a 2020 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Traveling Fellow. In this role, I will travel abroad to learn new techniques and exchange ideas with other orthopaedic surgeons.
In my research, my colleagues and I are seeking ways to make fracture care safer and more efficient. We are also gathering multicenter data on rare and common fractures in children to find the best ways to treat them.
During my free time, I like to hang out with my family and lift weights. I used to be a collegiate fencer, and in high school I was a Level 10 gymnast.