I’m a pediatric rheumatologist. Compassion drives my care philosophy, and I strive to integrate the whole patient when I make treatment decisions. It’s important to me to get input from my patients and their families in order to create the most effective care plan for each child.
I was drawn to pediatrics by a desire to help our youngest patients become healthy again. I chose pediatric rheumatology because I was inspired by the strength of these children and the complexity of their diseases. I also was motivated by the opportunity doctors have to change lives. At Children’s, I’m pleased to work with a team of compassionate, brilliant physicians who are all dedicated to helping children and their families find ways to have the best possible quality of life.
As an educational clinician, my research focuses on educational interventions. I am looking for novel ways to educate residents and fellows on rheumatologic topics. I also try to find solutions to the emerging shortage in the pediatric rheumatology workforce.
In my free time, I have a robust number of hobbies. I’ve been doing crochet for over a decade, and I also enjoy baking, hosting dinner clubs, practicing yoga and painting.
Medical education, including the pediatric rheumatology workforce shortage and novel means of educating residents and fellows