As a gastroenterologist, I care for children with gastrointestinal diseases whose disorders range from simple to very complex conditions. Being a part of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility team, I work in many multidisciplinary teams with colleagues within and outside of my specialty.
My supervising faculty inspired me to foster my interest in helping ill children who often cannot communicate what is hurting them. I treat all patients as if they were my children and treat the families like my own. I’m trained to help make their lives better, so I consider the work I do a privilege and a duty.
I was humbly chosen as the best intern and graduating resident during my residency program. I have also received two honorable medical society memberships, Alpha-Omega-Alpha (AOA), the Honor Society for medical students, and Gold Humanism as recognition for teaching the medical students. In addition, I was honored with the Best-Teacher Fellow award during my fellowship for teaching residents and fellows.
Many of my patients have common gastrointestinal conditions from early infancy transitioning to adulthood. As a Neurogastroenterology and Motility team member, we have many specialized tools and multidisciplinary clinics to evaluate and manage patients with complex conditions who are not responding to first-line treatments.
We use special catheters with unique technology to map out the gastrointestinal tract motility and provide specific, essential guidance for our patients' medical and surgical management. We have a large, dedicated motility team that offers services not available in many centers around the country.
Our research standardizes tests for children, so the management plan is personalized and specific to every age group with different health backgrounds.
When I’m not working, I take care of my health, cook healthy meals and work out. I love music and play musical instruments. I also like to learn languages, which is very inspiring to me.
Residency: Pediatrics, Texas Tech University- Health Science Center, El Paso, TX.
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, UT-Southwestern/Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
Advanced Fellowship: Neurogastroenterology/Motility, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Disorders of the gut and liver in pediatrics; disorders of motility in pediatrics
Gastroenterology, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders Center
Pediatric esophageal motility; pediatric colonic motility
Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
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Mo2004 EFFICACY OF SACRAL NERVE STIMULATION IN CHILDREN WITH REFRACTORY IDIOPATHIC CONSTIPATION. Gastroenterology. 2023; 164:s-950.
High amplitude propagated contractions with Glycerin versus Bisacodyl: A within-subject comparison in children undergoing colonic manometry. Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 2023; 35:e14544.
Evaluation of Chronic Constipation in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2023; 76:154-159.
Pediatric gastrointestinal neuromodulation: A review. The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. 2022; 28:403-412.
Gastrocolonic Response. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2022; 24:137-144.
Anal Sphincter Defect and Fecal Incontinence. 2022; 3:e254.