As a pediatric anesthesiologist, I enjoy working with children to improve their quality of life. I specialize in caring for patients with congenital heart defects who are undergoing surgical procedures.
With my personalized approach to care, I see every child as an individual and treat each child as if they were one of my own. I try my best to empathize with what the families are going through.
As a pediatric hospital, we enjoy a collaborative and congenial environment. Here, everyone comes together for the good of the patient. I find it greatly rewarding to form this type of partnership with the members of my patients’ care teams.
I serve as the program director for the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship, which I’m proud to say was the first program of its kind in the country to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We train one to two fellows each year to provide children with congenital heart disease the opportunity to receive excellent clinical care for generations to come.
Other professional interests include serving on the Blood Utilization Review Committee, Graduate Medical Education (GME) Wellness Subcommittee, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee and as a Fellow Mentor.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, kayaking, yoga and meditation.
DO: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ, 2003.
Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2007.
Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2008.
Certification: Anesthesiology, 2008; Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2013.
Pediatric cardiac anesthesiology
Pentalogy of Cantrell. Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia. : Cambridge University Press (CUP); Cambridge University Press (CUP); 2021.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension. Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia. : Cambridge University Press (CUP); Cambridge University Press (CUP); 2021.
Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation and Anesthesia. Anaesthesia for Uncommon and Emerging Procedures. : Springer Nature; Springer Nature; 2021.
37 The Extremely Premature Infant (Micropremie) and Common Neonatal Emergencies. A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children. : Elsevier; Elsevier; 2019.
The Extremely Premature Infant (Micropremie) and Common Neonatal Emergencies. A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children. : Elsevier; Elsevier; 2019.