As a pediatric neuroradiologist, I interpret imaging scans of the brain, spine, eye sockets, face and neck in children. I also work with many members of our department to improve the patient and family imaging experience.
My college experiences inspired me to become a doctor. The interesting variety of acquired and congenital anomalies involving the brain, spine, head and neck in children drew me to pediatric neuroradiology. My incredible mentors as a radiology resident contributed to my choosing neuroradiology as a specialty.
My research focuses on studying imaging abnormalities involving children’s faces, ears, eyes and necks, and improving the patient and family imaging experience. I want to understand how we can better serve patients and families through the entire imaging journey. I look at every aspect of the patient experience — from the initial imaging order to when the patient receives their imaging results.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my two children, my husband and my extended family.
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1987.
Transitional Internship: St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 1987-88.
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1988-1992.
Fellowships: Pediatric Radiology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1992-1993; Pediatric Neuroradiology Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1994.
Certification: American Board of Medical Examiners, 1988; American Board of Radiology, 1992.
Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ): Pediatric Radiology, 1995, 2004, 2015; Neuroradiology, 1997, 2010.
Pediatric neuroradiology; pediatric head and neck imaging
Imaging of orbital infectious and inflammatory disease in children. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2021; 51:1149-1161.
Hyperdiploid Precursor B-acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Presenting as a Cavernous Sinus Mass in a 4-Year-old Male. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2021; 43:e494-e497.
Nonsyndromic Congenital Causes of Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children: An Illustrative Review. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2021; 216:1048-1055.
Complete First Branchial Fistula in a Child Extending from the External Auditory Canal to the Oropharynx. 2021; 11:35-37.
RESPECT: Radiology Employees Striving for Productive and Effective Communication. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. 2020; 40:2068-2079.
The use of a patient advocate to improve the experience in pediatric radiology. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2020; 50:1499-1508.
Pediatric Parotid Region Lesions: An Imaging Review. 2018; 8:394-412.