I believe we care for the entire family when a child is in the pediatric intensive care unit. As a pediatric intensivist and critical care doctor, I treat all types of patients, from two weeks to 25 years old.
When a child is in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), I help support the family through their stress and communicate as clearly as possible. The PICU team works together as a cohesive unit, with subspecialists and surgeons providing the best care.
I always wanted to be a professor. In graduate school, I worked with many medical students as a teaching assistant. Their stories about their clinical experiences inspired my interest in medicine. On the first day of my pediatric rotation, the time went by so quickly that it didn't even seem like work. I was sold on pediatrics. In my current role, I care for very sick children and educate the next generation of pediatricians.
I’m honored to be the recipient of these awards:
- Life Center Hamilton County, “Champions of Life” award, for supporting families through the process of organ donation
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Senior Faculty Educational Achievement, for educating pediatric residents and fellows
- Cincinnati Magazine “Best Doctors” list, recognition by peers for providing excellent care
In my free time, I like to do anything outdoors, including hiking, gardening and sports.