I am a pediatric cardiac critical care attending who also cares for children and young adults with ventricular-assist devices. I want to support parents and families advocating for their sick children by providing the best clinical care possible. Paramount to that care is effective communication and partnering with the family to ensure they are active members of the care team.
I have always wanted to work with children in the critical care setting. During my first fellowship in pediatric critical care, I was inspired by my patients to pursue further training in pediatric cardiology.
In my research, I aim to improve outcomes in children requiring mechanical circulatory support by reducing complications and optimizing care.
Pediatric cardiac critical care; mechanical circulatory support
Mechanical circulatory support; ventricular assist devices in pediatrics; anticoagulation on extracorporeal support; outcomes
SynCardia Temporary Total Artificial Heart: Single-Center Experience at a Children's Hospital. ASAIO Journal. 2022; 68:1379-1382.
Outcomes of Extracorporeal Life Support in Children with Meningococcal Septicemia: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care. 2022.
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Congenital Heart Disease. Children. 2022; 9.
Antithrombin III infusion improves anticoagulation in congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Perfusion (United Kingdom). 2021.
Chronic Ventricular Assist Device Support in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients: A Children's Hospital Perspective. ASAIO Journal. 2021; 67:e216-e220.
The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters in children with congenital heart disease: miniMAGIC-CHD. Cardiology in the Young. 2021; 31:1814-1818.
Clinical RNA sequencing confirms compound heterozygous intronic variants in RYR1 in a patient with congenital myopathy, respiratory failure, neonatal brain hemorrhage, and d-transposition of the great arteries. Molecular genetics & genomic medicine. 2021; 9.
Commentary: Promise with pulsatility? Early bridging of high-risk patients with single-ventricle physiology with a ventricular assist device. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2021; 162:415-416.
Commentary: Ventricular assist device and bidirectional Glenn-mixing required. JTCVS techniques. 2021; 6:147-148.
Non-surgical Risk Factors for the Development of Chylothorax in Children after Cardiac Surgery-Does Fluid Matter?. Pediatric Cardiology. 2020; 41:194-200.
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