As a nurse practitioner, I care for patients in pediatric dermatology and the Epidermolysis Bullosa Center at Cincinnati Children’s. I believe that care and treatment have to be realistic. Patients are more than their diagnosis, and treatment should be tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient and their family.

My mother raised four children while also working as a registered nurse, and she has always been an inspiration to me. I couldn't ask for a stronger, more devoted, loving mother, and I aspire to have the same impact on my children and patients as she has made on me.

I want patients and families to know that I am more than a practitioner — I am a wife, a mother, a sister and a daughter. I recognize that my patients are everything in the world to someone, and I strive to treat them as I would want my own family to be treated.

In my research and work in the Epidermolysis Bullosa Center, my team and I are making advances in treatment options for patients with all types of this condition. Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare group of diseases that cause fragile, blistering skin.

During my free time, I love spending time with my husband and three young children. We enjoy hiking, going to the beach, taking walks and spending time with family.


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