As a pediatric gastroenterologist (GI doctor), I care for children and adolescents with abdominal pain, functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), and neurogastroenterology and motility disorders. These conditions involve interactions between the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that affect motility, which is the movement of food through the GI tract.
My experience as a former middle school teacher inspired me to want to work with kids with medical issues and help them function optimally. In my practice, I think of patients and their problems holistically and treat them as whole people, not just diseases. I like to develop personal connections with my patients and their families.
My research focuses on how the brain and the gastrointestinal tract are interconnected.
I enjoy spending my free time coaching basketball and football.