As a pediatric dermatologist, I have a special interest in epidermolysis bullosa (EB), and I also care for patients with other genetic disorders and those with difficult acne.
I wanted to be a pediatrician for as long as I can remember. Before I became a pediatric dermatologist, I practiced in general pediatrics, genetics and pediatric endocrinology. I was drawn to caring for children with EB because they are underserved, and many of their needs are complex.
At Cincinnati Children’s interdisciplinary Epidermolysis Bullosa Center, our team offers comprehensive care for all aspects of EB. We are happy to work with patients and their families to give them the best possible diagnoses and treatments.
My background allows me to evaluate and care for the whole patient with the help from my colleagues at Cincinnati Children’s. I believe each patient and family deserves my full attention. It’s vital to listen to patients and know them as people, not just to understand their medical issues. I also know the limits of my knowledge and consult with my colleagues in other specialties.
I have been honored to receive several awards for my clinical practice and service over the years. These recognitions have come from national societies such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the Dermatology Foundation.
In my research, my colleagues and I are doing clinical trials of new medications for EB and looking into gene therapy to help with wound healing.
In my spare time, my husband and I love to hike and travel. Visiting with my grandchildren is one of my greatest pleasures.