As a pediatric gynecologist, I provide medical and surgical gynecologic care to children, adolescents, and young adults. I am co-director of the Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program, a multidisciplinary team providing fertility preservation and survivorship care to individuals undergoing gonadotoxic therapy or with genetic conditions that predispose them to ovarian insufficiency.
My interest in obstetrics and gynecology began with my mother, who was a nurse midwife. She cared for an ethnically diverse population of uninsured and underinsured women. Her work influenced my decision to study global maternal and child health during my undergraduate education.
This experience increased my expertise as I conducted global health research on gender-based violence while earning a master’s degree in public health. The opportunity to educate patients and families and build a foundation of health that will empower them throughout their lives inspired me to pursue pediatric and adolescent gynecology. The team approach to care, which is a hallmark of Cincinnati Children's, is a critical part of my practice. I enjoy working with families to address their needs. My public health education and volunteer work as a Spanish interpreter taught me the importance of treating my patients within their communities. I believe that good communication is the basis for effective care.
Fertility preservation for pediatric and adolescent females is a growing field. In my research, I am looking to further reproductive opportunities for pediatric and adolescent individuals at risk for infertility. This includes not only studying technique and outcomes, but also effective communication and patient satisfaction. I have presented my research locally and nationally.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family.