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Member, Division of Oncology

Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me

Clinical Interests

Pediatric hematology/oncology; solid tumor and leukemia/lymphoma

Research Interests

Using a new mouse model to better characterize the progression of plexiform neurofibromas to malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors in patients/mice with NF1; combining a Mek-inhibitor and CDK4/6 inhibitor for a new therapeutic study in this mouse model; will be studying the immune micro-environment of these tumors and how they change with malignant transformation as well as correlate response to drug therapy

Academic Affiliation

Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

My Education

Undergraduate: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

MD: Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN.