As a pediatric epileptologist, I treat children and adolescents who have epilepsy. I also specialize in surgery for epilepsy and the ketogenic diet. This diet may help reduce the number or severity of seizures in patients who don’t respond to anti-epileptic drugs. I was inspired to pursue my career by my younger sister, who has developmental disabilities.
In my practice, we use a team-based model of care in which multiple members of the team work together to care for our patients. These team members include medical assistants, registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, social workers, nutritionists, specialty pharmacists, psychologists and physicians.
Our patients interact with each of us for various types of care. As a multidisciplinary team, we meet and talk to each other about our patients. We also coordinate closely with a nutritionist for patients who use the ketogenic diet and neurosurgery, psychology and neuroradiology for surgery evaluations.
With my research, I’m focused on finding alternative treatment options for patients with intractable epilepsy. I spend my free time with my husband and our infant son. We also enjoy getting to know Cincinnati.
Epilepsy; EEG; ketogenic diet
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics