As a child neurologist, the most important facet of my philosophy is remembering the patient’s and their family's goals for care. Every patient has different values, and it is essential to tailor office visits and potential treatments around what they hope to achieve.
I was drawn to neurology due to the complexity of the conditions I would be treating and the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with my patients and their families. I’m motivated to intervene in kids’ lives when they have so much time ahead of them to make a long-lasting impact.
Neurology is an ever-changing field, and it's exciting to be part of all the medical advances. I also want to use cutting-edge treatments that have the possibility of significantly improving children’s quality of life. It is also a field where many families feel very overwhelmed. I enjoy explaining complex topics to families in a way that everyone can fully grasp.
I love the joint aspect of caring for the child while creating a team relationship with their caregiver. You can develop deep connections with families as you help them traverse their child's diagnosis. It’s meaningful to me to have that continuity and be with the whole family every step of the way.
When I'm not working, I spend most of my free time with my dog, Freddie. We love to explore all the trails around Cincinnati, spend time at dog parks and have play dates with my coworkers' dogs. I also enjoy trying new restaurants with friends.