My clinical specialty is pediatric emergency medicine. I was influenced to become a physician by my experiences with my pediatrician while growing up. I also had wonderful mentors in medical school and during my residency and fellowship.
My area of research interest is anaphylaxis, which is a severe, potentially life-threatening acute allergic reaction. I care for a lot of children with anaphylaxis in the emergency department (ED), and I’m driven to learn how to improve the recognition and management of anaphylaxis both in the ED and community. My work aims to determine how long children should be observed in the ED or inpatient setting to monitor for biphasic reactions. Additionally, my research team seeks to identify diagnostic and predictive anaphylaxis biomarkers and to evaluate barriers to the delivery of anaphylaxis best practices in the ED and outpatient setting. I am grateful for the patients and families who participate in my research in the hope that we can improve the care and outcomes of children with and at risk of anaphylaxis.
I am a board certified pediatrician (2015) and pediatric emergency medicine physician (2019). I’m honored to have received the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) KL2 award (2021) and the research prize through the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee (PEMCRC) through the section of emergency medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics (2019).