I am a pediatric radiologist with a special interest in musculoskeletal radiology. I enjoy this focus because I have the opportunity to help our sports medicine and orthopedic surgical teams get patients back to being active and playing the sports they love.
When I was growing up and thought about my future career, I always wanted to be in a profession that helped other people. The ability of radiology and imaging to help clinicians make important diagnoses in a noninvasive way first attracted me to the specialty. I love being a pediatric radiologist because I work closely with providers from all specialties to help them take care of our patients.
My job as a pediatric radiologist is to put together the clinical clues provided by the referring physician with the findings on the imaging study to determine the cause of the patient's symptoms. When possible, I suggest the next best step to confirm the diagnosis or treat the patient. I'm also researching the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for early detection of problems in the growing skeleton.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, reading and exploring Cincinnati's vast array of parks with my husband and our dog. Some of the coolest things I've done during my travels include witnessing the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London, taking a boat ride to see the world's largest firefly colony in Malaysia, watching an FC Barcelona football game in Spain and tubing down an irrigation system formerly used to grow sugarcane in Hawaii. The next country on my list of places to travel is New Zealand.
Pediatric radiology; pediatric musculoskeletal radiology
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology
Radiology and Medical Imaging