I am an ENT surgeon specializing in pediatric otolaryngology with an emphasis on airway problems in children, adolescents and young adults. My interests include tracheal reconstruction and complex airway surgery. I work as a problem-solver with each patient to evaluate the issue and then craft a solution.
I was drawn to my career by the challenge and highly individualized nature of pediatric airway problems and management. I like working in a multidisciplinary team setting and focusing on coordinated care for complex childhood airway conditions.
I was honored to receive the 2016 Gabriel Frederick Tucker Award from the American Laryngological Association, and the 2018 Sylvan Stool Teaching Award from the Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advancement in Children (SENTAC). These awards are for my contributions to the field of pediatric laryngology.
In addition to caring for patients, I’m also involved in research to find improvements in airway management.
When I’m not at work, I am better known in Cincinnati as a swim meet announcer, rather than an airway surgeon.