My family's core values, especially my grandfather's, inspired me to live a life of service and pursue challenging goals to make a difference. Early in my clinical care experiences in my residency, I discovered that the opportunity to care for children is an amazing privilege. I find it easy to put my best self forward daily for the amazing patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
I specialize in pediatric anesthesia care with an added emphasis on ultrasound vascular access, fetal surgery, anesthesia for imaging procedures, regional anesthesia and spine surgery. When I care for a patient, I stress preparation, communication and listening. I try to understand what is important to each family and integrate their expectations into my clinical care as much as possible.
Every medical decision is a matter of weighing the risks and benefits. There are no black-and-white answers. Thoughtfully wading through the gray areas with patients and families is at the heart of providing excellent anesthetic care.
My research mostly involves the question, “How can I help clinical teams of unique providers effectively operate under challenging clinical scenarios?” I am a very active perioperative-simulation educator.
I spend most of my spare time being a dad, but when I do have time, I pursue Brazilian jiu-jitsu and CrossFit.