As a lung specialist, I care for children who wheeze early in their lives and those with severe asthma. I enjoy working with children and their families, and nothing gives me more satisfaction than to help a child control their asthma symptoms so they can be the best version of themselves.
My approach is to listen carefully to the child's story, make sure that I understand it accurately, and ask clarifying questions. Then, working as a team with the child and family, we develop an effective management plan that the family feels comfortable initiating. We reassess how well the child is doing as a team to decide whether to continue that plan or adapt it to improve the child's life.
I have over 20 years of experience in treating children with pulmonary diseases, interpreting lung function and imaging studies, and participating in National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded, multicenter clinical trials. These trials seek ways to prevent asthma in preschool children and to improve asthma management in older children. I direct the Asthma Center at Cincinnati Children’s, and I am passionate about learning how to prevent or reverse asthma and how to manage it better once it develops.
I have served as chair or member of several national committees, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Thoracic Society. I have also been on the steering committees of several NIH-sponsored, multicenter clinical networks that design and conduct asthma research studies in children.
In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, boating and traveling with my family. I am also a Pilates and yoga enthusiast.
Preschool wheezing; difficult-to-control asthma
Early life risk factors, exposures, and environment interactions; early childhood asthma; recurrent wheezing; clinical electronic medical data
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary Function, Asthma