I developed an interest in medicine at a very young age, when I was exposed to several physicians who were very passionate about their work. I was invited to shadow these individuals, and as I observed the incredible work they were doing, my own excitement for the field of medicine grew.
Now, as a hematologist/oncologist specializing in bone marrow transplantation, I enjoy educating patients and families and supporting them as they undergo the transplant. My primary interest is in transplantation for malignancies, such as leukemia.
Cincinnati Children’s has one of the largest bone marrow transplant programs in the country. Our team consists of phenomenal physicians — many of whom are experts in various areas of transplant medicine — and countless support staff who ensure optimal care of our patients and their families.
I am detail-oriented and love problem-solving. Most of all, I find it rewarding to offer patients with leukemia a chance at a curative approach via bone marrow transplant. It is incredibly gratifying to work with children because they are so resilient — they laugh and play, even when they are sick. I am continuously amazed by how tough young children are.
My research interests include complications and adverse effects of bone marrow transplant. One project I am working on is optimizing how we manage mucositis (mouth / throat inflammation and sores) pain post-transplant.
Outside the hospital, my husband and I love international travel and spending time outdoors.