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Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


My clinical specialties are pediatric liver and intestinal transplants. I love working with a variety of clinical disorders, both simple and complex in scope. I also enjoy working with a variety of populations. This passion led me to pursue my work with gastrointestinal disorders. During my fellowship at the University of North Carolina (UNC), I fell in love with liver transplantation. I was able to provide a child with an opportunity for a long and healthy life through the practice of organ donation and transplantation.

While obtaining my master of public health (MPH) in fellowship, I was fortunate to learn and work with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) on a database project. This experience increased my awareness of the opportunities that working with big data can provide, especially for rare disorders requiring intestinal and multi-visceral transplant treatment in children. My research aims to improve surgical, immunologic and overall outcomes in the immediate and long-term pediatric liver and intestinal transplant patients. I’m also interested in quality improvement and improving the quality of life in children post-transplant.

I’m honored to have received the Walter Tunnessen Award for Best Clinical Science Research from the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital (2020). I am board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (2016).

Clinical Interests

Diagnosis and management of pediatric liver disease; pediatric small bowel transplant; pediatric liver transplant

Research Interests

Outcomes in pediatric liver and small bowel transplant

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions


Research Divisions

Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

My Locations

My Education

BA: Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 2009.

DO: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, 2013.

Residency: Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD)/Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Norfolk, VA, 2016.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2016.

MPH: University of North Carolina Gilling's School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, 2019.

Fellowship: University of North Carolina Children's Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC, 2020.

Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2021.