As a pediatric interventional radiologist, I have a special interest in musculoskeletal lesion biopsies. I also pursue treatment systems improvement, especially for the prevention of injuries that occur from intravenous (IV) therapy placement. I co-led a hospital-level initiative to reduce injuries from peripheral IV therapy. The system we developed at Cincinnati Children’s has now been widely adopted nationally and internationally.
I wanted to be a physician from an early age, and I trained to be a pediatric interventional radiologist in Australia. I am good with visual, 3D and hand-eye coordination, and I use those skills to help sick children and their concerned families. I teach and practice the principle, "Do what you would do for your own children and family."
I practice full-time pediatric interventional radiology, which involves using medical imaging and guidance equipment to perform minimally invasive, surgery-equivalent procedures for children. These procedures include angiography, biopsies and drainage tube placement. In some cases, I do percutaneous (through the skin) treatments such as radiofrequency (heat) ablation of benign bone conditions, which replace more invasive procedures.
The recognitions I’ve received include:
- 2020 Division of Orthopaedics Highest Orthopaedic Patient Experience (HOPE) award from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for my service to orthopaedic patients
- 2018 Janet Pettit scholarship from the Association for Vascular Access that recognizes personal and professional qualities exemplify scholarly excellence in the field of neonatal and/or pediatric vascular access
- 2018 Gold Medal of the Society for Pediatric Radiology
I was also honored in 2012, when the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children's established an endowed Chair of Radiology Informatics in my name.
In my free time, I enjoy walking, reading, playing the piano and personal aviation.