I knew early on that I was interested in pediatrics and working with children and their families. Gastroenterology drew me in because of its breadth of diagnoses and the body systems involved. The gastroenterology attending I worked with during my intern year of residency solidified my decision.
My general pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition practice focuses on conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and the gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations of cystic fibrosis, including cystic fibrosis liver disease. I also treat patients with Fontan-associated liver disease and intestinal polyposis syndromes including familial adenomatous polyposis.
I strive to help families and patients manage their health through education, while we navigate the investigation and treatment options that will provide the best possible outcome. My patients’ and families’ concerns are my concerns.
In association with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, my research focuses on the pathophysiology of liver disease that is associated with other chronic conditions, such as cystic fibrosis or congenital heart disease.
In my free time, I enjoy woodworking and coaching my children in soccer and baseball.