I am a general pediatric cardiologist with a special interest in pediatric exercise cardiology and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. I was drawn to my career by the complexity and significance of the heart, and I enjoy the relationships that develop with patients and families while working through these complicated and sometimes frightening issues.
I see patients in western Cincinnati, southeastern Indiana and the Burnet Campus. My mission is to help the patient any way I can. Heart conditions can be alarming, especially when it’s your child. I try to do everything in my power to lessen this anxiety.
My research focuses on understanding the exercise function in children with congenital heart disease, pediatric cancers and inherited genetic conditions. In addition, I am trying to better characterize how healthy hearts in children respond to exercise.
I was honored to receive the First Place Fellow-In-Training Research Award at the annual meeting for the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology in 2017, and the 2018 Travel Award from the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Consortium Annual Meeting. During my time in the Air Force, I served as an active-duty physician and achieved the rank of major. I was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
I spend most of my free time chasing my four young children around and helping coach them in youth soccer and basketball. I also enjoy running and watching sports. I ran cross country and played basketball in college, earning the team MVP in cross country my senior year.
Outpatient cardiology; cardiopulmonary exercise testing; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in congenital and acquired heart disease; hematological and oncological disorders and genetic disease
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics