I’m a physician assistant in the Department of Hematology, where I specialize in hemostasis and thrombosis (blood clotting disorders). I also see children with sickle cell disease as well as general hematology patients.
I’ve always enjoyed working with children and interacting with them and their parents. So, helping children with hematology conditions is an ideal career for me. These conditions can be overwhelming for patients and their families. I take the time to explain their diagnosis and treatment plan and to answer their questions, so they can feel confident in their care.
With two young daughters of my own, I understand how distressing it can be to have a child who is ill. I try to make lab or imaging results available to families as quickly as possible to decrease their anxiety.
I also do clinical research, where I study treatment duration and new oral medications for thrombosis in pediatric patients.
I spend most of my free time with my daughters, enjoying their hobbies with them. These include cooking, swimming and rock climbing. I also enjoy traveling, and I once spent seven weeks in Southeast Asia.