As a pediatric hospitalist, I specialize in the care of patients admitted to the hospital. This includes children with pediatric illnesses, such as bronchiolitis, dehydration or gastroenteritis (the stomach bug!). I also specialize in the care of medically complex patients, including those who are dependent on technologies such as mechanical ventilators, tracheostomy tubes and feeding tubes.
I have always enjoyed working with children and the variety of pediatric care that I can provide as a pediatric hospitalist. I work closely with many subspecialists, surgeons and ancillary staff to make sure that we provide the best care for each child. I also strive to incorporate family and patient desires with the best practices in medical care.
I enjoy medical education and work with medical students, residents and advanced practice providers. I also give them autonomy so that when they are in my shoes, they will be comfortable making medical decisions with patients and families.
My educational research involves developing curricula for different levels of training and assessing residents to make sure they are ready to practice once they graduate from residency.
I was proud to be selected as Preceptor of the Year in 2016 at Lake Erie College for physician assistant studies.
When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my family and my Havanese puppy, Max. I also enjoy reading fiction, cooking and traveling. My favorite trip recently has been to Mt. Rainier in Washington state. My husband and I climbed up through Paradise, where we were able to see the beautiful wildflowers!
MS: Physiology, University of Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
DO: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2011.
Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2014.
Fellowship: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 2015.
Medical education; quality improvement
Conversations on Diagnostic Uncertainty and Its Management Among Pediatric Acute Care Physicians. Hospital pediatrics. 2022.
Preparing for a Career in Pediatric Hospital Medicine: A Needs Assessment and Recommendations for Individualized Curricula. Hospital pediatrics. 2022; 12:e30-e37.
Uncertain diagnoses in a children's hospital: patient characteristics and outcomes. Diagnosis. 2021; 8:353-357.
Declaring Uncertainty: Using Quality Improvement Methods to Change the Conversation of Diagnosis. Hospital pediatrics. 2021; 11:334-341.
Nutrition and Preventative Medicine Across the Lifespan: Implementation of a Physician Assistant Team-Based Learning Curriculum on Pediatric Preventative Medicine. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2020; 31:198-203.
A Balanced Approach: Meeting the Needs of Medical Students and Faculty Educators in Pediatrics. Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 215:4-6.