As a child neurology resident at Cincinnati Children’s, I have a growing interest in pediatric neurocritical care medicine and promoting the best possible outcomes for children who experience a severe neurologic event.
I believe each patient I care for is unique and should be celebrated for who they are. A medical diagnosis does not define a child. As a neurologist, my role is not only to treat a neurologic problem but also to support the child and their family in achieving their goals and best quality of life.
Camp Jabberwocky, an overnight summer camp for children and adults with disabilities, drew me to child neurology. The camp celebrates each individual for who they are. I hope to continue that celebration as a child neurologist.
In 2021, I had the honor of presenting neonatal neurologic findings in COL4A1 mutations at the 4th Annual Aspen Conference on Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke.
My current research focuses on understanding the moral distress experienced by child neurology providers and trainees. My ultimate goal is to learn how to manage this distress among providers in order to support better relationships within a care team and among doctors and patients.
In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking and biking. I try to take advantage of Cincinnati's many recreation trails as much as possible! I also enjoy spending time with my husband, Greg, our dog, Rita, and my wonderful co-residents.