As a pediatric neurologist, I focus on listening to my patients and their caregivers. I practice with a “whole person” approach rather than a single organ system approach.
When I see patients, I thoroughly listen to their concerns. I answer their questions with care and transparency. During each visit, from the moment we start until we finish, the family and the patient have all my attention.
To ensure that I’m providing the most advanced care, I stay updated on the literature. I strive to bring the most current information into the way I practice.
I specialize in caring for children with refractory epilepsy, Rett syndrome and related conditions. I’m honored that the Rett Syndrome and Related Spectrum Disorders Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s is recognized as a Research Center of Excellence by RettSyndrome.org.
I was always drawn to medicine and pediatrics. My interest in pediatric neurology developed through my work with outstanding clinicians, including Dr. Warren Lo and Dr. Suja Ann Joseph. They convinced me that neurology was the right specialty for me.
As a specialist in Rett syndrome and related disorders, I work on several different studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of different treatment drugs. I also serve on a Rett consortium that continuously works to provide science-based guidelines and current care and management approaches. We also publish manuscripts about what we learn from the scientific data in our natural history study findings.
Here are some fun facts about me: I competed in the Hawaii World Ironman Championship. I carried the Olympic Torch for the U.S. Winter Olympics in 2002. My favorite pastimes include hiking and biking outdoors with family and renovating houses.
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Neurology, Epilepsy, Rett Syndrome, Neurology