As a pediatric interventional radiologist, I use different radiology tools including X-ray, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to perform minimally invasive procedures on a wide spectrum of patients and disease processes. While I perform many different procedures, I specialize in treating patients with vascular malformations, tumors and those who have had transplants.
My passion for helping children and my interest in working with the most advanced technology pushed me to become an interventional radiologist.
I strive to treat every child as if they were my own. Our department shares this philosophy through its focus on patients and families. We work hard to provide comfort and compassion to every patient we serve. We ensure that families feel safe and at ease during every visit.
I want children to receive the best care possible. That’s why I research new technologies to expand options for treating vascular malformations. I’m also studying the effects of the antibiotic rapamycin on vascular malformations.
I am the division chief for Interventional Radiology, co-director of the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center and the medical director of the Vascular Access Team.
When I’m not seeing patients and families or working on my research, I enjoy traveling with my family.
DO: University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 1999.
Internship: Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.
Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: American Board of Radiology and American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, 2004.
Radiology, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations, Interventional Radiology, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
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Vascular Malformations of the Extracranial Head and Neck in Children and Young Adults. Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery. 2021.
Use of glue embolization in management of traumatic bile leak: A case report. Trauma Case Reports. 2021; 33.
Retrospective study of hematologic complications in patients with slow-flow vascular malformations undergoing sclerotherapy. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2020; 67.
Venous malformations. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 29.
Lymphatic malformations. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 29.
Venous Malformations and Associated Syndromes: Diagnosis and Management. Vascular Anomalies. 2020.
Congenital Portosystemic Shunts in Children: Associations, Complications, and Outcomes. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2020; 65:1239-1251.
Topical sirolimus for the treatment of cutaneous manifestations of vascular anomalies: A case series. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2020; 67.
Single-stage embolization with n-butyl cyanoacrylate and surgical resection of venous malformations. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2020; 67.
Erratum: Complex Cloacal Malformations: The Application and Importance of Cloacagrams. 2019; 03:001-001.
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