As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I specialize in children with feeding difficulties and eosinophilic esophagitis, a chronic immune system disease. I work with the interdisciplinary feeding team at Cincinnati Children's. We help children overcome their feeding problems.
My lifelong interest in science led me to become a doctor. I chose medicine because it let me solve problems and help children. I found pediatric gastroenterology appealing as it encompasses so many aspects of children’s lives, including nutrition.
I embrace a team approach to care. I believe my patients and families are a part of that care team. As an educator and the fellowship training director for the Division of Gastroenterology, I teach future doctors how to use the team model.
My research interests focus on pureed feeding by G-tube diets and aerodigestive disorders.
In my free time, I love to exercise and spend time with my family. We like to travel to warm places where we can scuba dive.
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.
Master's of Medical Education: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Pediatric gastroenterology; feeding disorders; aerodigestive
Gastroenterology GI, Feeding and Swallowing Problems, Aerodigestive and Sleep, Aerodigestive and Esophageal
Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
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The follow up of complex infants in an aerodigestive clinic. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2022; 44:3-10.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Tailored to Anxiety Symptoms Improves Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Outcomes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Pediatrics. 2021; 230:62-70.e3.
GER characteristics after fundoplication in children with aerodigestive disorders. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 55:456-460.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children With Complex Airway Disease. Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children. 2019.
77 Feeding and Swallowing Disorders. Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children. 2019.
78 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children With Complex Airway Disease. Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children. 2019.
Integrating Psychological Screening Into Medical Care for Youth With Abdominal Pain. Pediatrics. 2018; 142.
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