As a pediatric cardiologist, I specialize in cardiac electrophysiology, which is the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms with minimally invasive interventional procedures and medications.
In my practice, I take great care in reviewing all the information regarding the child’s problem. I formulate a treatment plan that the child and family understand and can work with me to accomplish. I believe that every patient is an individual with different problems and different ways to approach these issues in their life. I try to find the best way to use my skills to help them.
I was honored to receive the first Clinical Care Achievement Award given by Cincinnati Children’s for my commitment to the care of my patients. I have dedicated my career to this, and I greatly appreciated the recognition.
In addition to my practice, I’m involved in research to develop new ways to treat heart rhythm problems with less invasive methods.
In my free time, I enjoy participating in canine agility competitions with my Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Joey. He has received his Agility Trial Championship recognition, and we have competed in the national trials.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1983.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1983-1986.
Fellowship (Pediatric Cardiology): Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1986-1989.
Fellowship (Cardiac Electrophysiology): St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 1990-1991.
Fellowship (Pediatric cardiac Electrophysiology): Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, 1991.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1989 (Recertified 1999); Pediatric Cardiology, 1992 (Recertified 1998).
Cardiac electrophysiology and catheter ablation
Tuberous Sclerosis, Heart, Arrhythmia
Methods for more successful and less invasive treatment of heart rhythm problems
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