My clinical specialty is child and adolescent psychiatry. I primarily provide inpatient psychiatric care to children and adolescents experiencing psychiatric conditions that jeopardize their immediate safety. I work with families and other providers in the care continuum to improve immediate safety. Then we focus on long-term improvement, healing and management of long-term psychiatric conditions.
I always wanted to be a pediatrician and became interested in psychiatry during medical school. I was chief resident of the Triple Board Program during my last year of fellowship. I love learning the life stories of patients and their families. Common questions I ask are; What is your story? How did we get here? What strengths and resiliency factors can we help you use to navigate the current crisis?
I believe in the strength and resiliency of patients and want to help them see those positive characteristics in themselves. I want to listen and have the kids know that their stories and experiences matter to me. Even though inpatient psychiatric care can be difficult and no one's first choice, I believe it's transformative. Patients and families deserve compassion and understanding during their times of crisis.
My interests usually reflect my children's activities at any given time. Right now, we are into Legos, Harry Potter and bowling. I love children's books and young adult fiction. I always ask my patients what they are reading, and I've received many good recommendations from them.
MD: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.
Residency: Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cincinnati Children's and University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Fellowship: Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cincinnati Children's and University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Board Certified: Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.