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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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My Biography & Research

Biography

I am a pediatric lung and sleep specialist with a focus on complex obstructive sleep apnea and asthma. I also see children with a wide variety of other sleep and pulmonary issues. These specialties are commonly intertwined with other medical disciplines and often call for a team approach to patient care.

My philosophy of care is that of shared decision-making. I believe it is vital to listen to patients and families, have a comprehensive understanding of their goals and concerns and formulate a feasible plan that provides the best care. It's about meeting patients and families where they are and then working together to optimize health.

I have an interest in underserved populations, both domestic and abroad. To that end, I received the 2018 Strauss Fellowship for Global Health at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital — an award that helped fund global health training and asthma-related research in Malawi, Africa. Locally, we are working on ways to identify and minimize health disparities in pediatric patients with asthma and lung disease.

In my research, we’re also seeking to optimize outcomes in complex obstructive sleep apnea and to understand the intersection between obstructive sleep apnea and asthma.

During my free time, I enjoy traveling. I also dabble in home renovation and rehabbing.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric sleep medicine; complex obstructive sleep apnea; asthma

Research Interests

Complex obstructive sleep apnea; asthma; health disparities

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine

Research Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2012.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.

Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2016.

Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2019.

Fellowship: Sleep Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2020.

My Publications

Preventing asthma in high risk kids (PARK) with omalizumab: Design, rationale, methods, lessons learned and adaptation. Phipatanakul, W; Mauger, DT; Guilbert, TW; Bacharier, LB; Durrani, S; Jackson, DJ; Martinez, FD; Fitzpatrick, AM; Cunningham, A; Kunselman, S; et al. Controlled Clinical Trials. 2021; 100.