I serve as an attending faculty physician in the Cincinnati Children's Base and Liberty campus emergency departments (ED). I supervise trainees (medical students, residents and fellows) and provide direct patient care to ED patients without trainee involvement. My clinical expertise includes managing acutely and critically ill or injured children in the pediatric ED setting. My clinical improvement activities include divisional quality improvement, care standardization, algorithm development and systems testing projects.
I have always had an interest in science and helping others. I found that medicine could combine these interests in a meaningful way, and taking care of pediatric patients is particularly fulfilling. I was inspired by my many mentors in pediatric emergency medicine who best represented the values I sought to capture in my career.
My scholarly interests focus on improving resuscitative care provided to critically ill or injured children. My research centers on critical procedures performed by ED staff and emergency medical services (EMS) providers, specifically focusing on the development, implementation, and evaluation of curricula designed to improve the performance of rare procedures. My future goals include tracking patient outcomes stratified by simulation-based training methodologies.
Caring for children can be difficult and stressful, which is further compounded for critically ill children. Educating providers both inside and outside the hospital can improve the care that critically ill children receive. EMS providers admirably rise to all sorts of challenges, and it has been a privilege to work closely with that community.
I am honored to have received grant funding from the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services and the Cincinnati Children's Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. I am certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Development, implementation, and evaluation of a simulation-based curriculum to improve proficiency and maintenance of skills in the use of pediatric-specific equipment for Emergency Medical Services providers.
Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics