I find great joy in seeing kids who were once sick, due to liver disease, become healthy. As a pediatric liver doctor, I care for children with pediatric liver diseases, autoimmune liver conditions and those who need a liver transplant.
I believe in teamwork and collaboration, especially with patients, families, and other primary care and subspecialty doctors and nurses. When we work together, we can create the best care plans based on scientific evidence and the child’s and family's preferences.
My work involves applying science and performing research to better help kids with liver disease. I have always enjoyed working with children. It’s a unique privilege to get to watch kids grow. And I find it rewarding to provide medicine or a liver transplant to a child in need.
My research focuses on autoimmune liver diseases, including autoimmune hepatitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. My group is trying to identify noninvasive ways of discovering liver fibrosis. I also collaborate with providers at other children's hospitals as well as the ImproveCareNow community to develop A-LiNK (Autoimmune Liver Disease Network for Kids) in an effort to improve health outcomes for children with autoimmune liver disease.
In my free time, I love knitting. I find it relaxing and rewarding.
MD: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine; Chicago, IL 2010
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2016; Pediatric Advanced/Transplant Hepatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2013.
Pediatric hepatology; autoimmune liver disease, acute and chronic hepatitis, cholestatic liver disease, and pre/post-liver transplant care
Liver Transplant, Autoimmune Liver Disease, Liver Care, Gastroenterology GI, Liver Tumor
Pediatric Autoimmune Liver Disease including Autoimmune Hepatitis, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, and Autoimmune Sclerosing Cholangitis
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Recent Increase in Incidence of Severe Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology in Children is Associated with Infection with Adenovirus and Other Nonhepatotropic Viruses. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2023; 259:113439.
Customized Postoperative Therapy Improves Bile Drainage in Biliary Atresia: A Single Center Preliminary Report. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2023; 58:1483-1488.
Corrected T1 Mapping in Children and Young Adults With Autoimmune Liver Disease: Correlation With Histology. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2023; 220:901-902.
Letter to the Editor: Insurance should cover vancomycin for primary sclerosing cholangitis. Hepatology. 2023; 77:E174-E175.
Underestimating and Underdiagnosing Biliary Atresia: We Can Do Better. Liver Transplantation. 2022; 28:756-757.
Sarcopenia is highly prevalent in children with autoimmune liver diseases and is linked to visceral fat and parent-perceived general health. Liver International. 2022; 42:394-401.
Diagnostic performance of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers for predicting portal hypertension in children and young adults with autoimmune liver disease. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2019; 49:332-341.
Interleukin 2 Promotes Hepatic Regulatory T Cell Responses and Protects From Biliary Fibrosis in Murine Sclerosing Cholangitis. Hepatology. 2018; 68:1905-1921.