I am a sports medicine physician within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. My specialty interests include sport concussion, traumatic brain injury, injury prevention, sports performance and promotion of healthy lifestyles. I value partnering with patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that meets their needs and goals. My ambition is to treat every patient like one of my family members.
I enjoy working with children as it is particularly impactful. Most health habits form at a young age. Encouraging our youth to achieve the rewards of engaging in physical activity and sports promises to provide them the tools for a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.
The complexity of the human body, with its amazing functions and healing capabilities, inspired me to become a physician and a researcher. My research interests include the evaluation of management tools and treatments to improve outcomes from concussion. I am also focused on preventing injuries through the promotion of physical activity and exercise to treat medical conditions.
I have cared for athletes of all levels – from the weekend warrior to the professional – including on the medical staff of several professional and collegiate organizations. I was honored to be an elected Fellow to the American College of Sports Medicine, one of the largest sports medicine societies in the world. I also serve on the research committee and faculty for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
My work has allowed me to fulfill my passion for promoting positive health behavior and physical activity for athletes of all ages and levels.
In my free time, I enjoy coaching youth sports, traveling and being active outdoors. I also enjoy spending time with my family (and pets).
Sports concussion; medical problems in athletes; injury prevention; performance enhancement; musculoskeletal ultrasound
Sports concussion; promotion of positive health behavior; injury prevention
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics