My clinical specialty is cardiology, specifically pediatric heart failure. I’m working to improve outcomes for children with congenital heart disease. I was drawn to pediatric heart failure by caring for children with complex disorders and watching them grow and thrive.
My research interests are heart failure and ventricular assist device care. I also research in the areas of quality improvement and clinical effectiveness. My goal is to improve the options we have for caring for children with heart failure.
I am the founder of Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network (ACTION), which includes 57 institutions working together to improve the care of patients with heart failure. I received the entrepreneur award at Cincinnati Children’s for my work with patient education using digital platforms. I’m certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) in Pediatrics (2001), Pediatric Cardiology (2004) and Pediatric Critical Care (2006).
The clinical work and research I do are inspired and driven by specific patients in my care.