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Pediatric Oncology Hospitalist, Division of Oncology

Staff Physician, Division of Oncology

513-636-3200

"As a pediatric hospitalist, I help direct the care amongst the subspecialists, including the inpatient oncologist, oncology fellows and primary oncologist. I facilitate the mechanics of your child's chemotherapy admission."

About Me

Biography

As a pediatric oncology hospitalist, I believe that God has called me to help care for the sick, wounded and weary. As a recipient of grace, I strive to show grace towards others. One of my favorite passages is Hosea 14:3b: "In You the orphan finds mercy." Although my patients are not usually orphans, my patients have a profound oncologic vulnerability and have just as much need for mercy. Through this stage of their lives, I have a front-row seat to some of the most amazing medical journeys God is writing.

During my residency training, I found that I loved high acuity medicine and the long-term relationships I had with my patients. In pediatric oncology, I found both. I gravitate toward complex patients—patients who need a high level of focused attention and medical organization. I want to be present through the toughest seasons of their lives and help them navigate difficult decisions.

As an inpatient physician, I do not book outpatient appointments. However, as a pediatric hospitalist, I help direct the care amongst the subspecialists, including the inpatient oncologist, oncology fellows and primary oncologist. I facilitate the mechanics of your child's chemotherapy admission. I am often the first person a patient reaches out to during admission in order to communicate with the medical team.

When I am not working, I love to kayak and hike outdoors with my black lab, Virginia. I spend many evenings under my car performing routine vehicle maintenance or working on a project around the house. I recently completed my debt-free journey by following Dave Ramsey's: 7 Baby-Steps. My favorite podcasts and authors are currently Matt Chandler and J.D. Greear.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric oncology, solid tumors, leukemia/lymphoma

Clinical Divisions

Cancer and Blood Diseases