I’m an attending physician, researcher and educator who specializes in emergency medicine, sepsis and global health. I’m also the program director for the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship.
I was drawn to the field of emergency medicine because it provides an opportunity to interact with patients and families across the spectrum of ages and illnesses. I enjoy partnering with my colleagues to assess and stabilize the sickest children who present in the emergency room at Cincinnati Children’s, as well as helping to train future pediatric emergency medicine physicians.
My interest in global health stems from my experiences working in sub-Saharan Africa. I’m passionate about making sure that evidence-based care is accessible in both low- and high-income countries.
In addition to studying global health initiatives, my research focuses on sepsis and acute respiratory illness. Here in the U.S., I aim to improve the accuracy of assessing children who may have sepsis. Internationally, I seek to understand the pathophysiology of critical illness in low-income countries and identify whether recommended interventions are indeed beneficial to children in these settings.
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics