My stepfather was a physician, and I knew during high school that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine as well. I became interested in the field of radiology while attending medical school. I enjoy the breadth of the practice and the opportunity to participate in the care of multiple patients daily. Radiology often brings incredible clarity to the patient’s diagnostic picture.
My research areas include quantitative abdominal imaging, pancreatitis, nuclear medicine and radionuclide therapy. We have a strong team at Cincinnati Children’s that focuses on pediatric pancreatitis research. Our work is significant since there are few researchers focused on this disease in pediatrics. I am also working to develop and validate quantitative, non-invasive imaging biomarkers to reduce the need for invasive testing.
I am board certified in Diagnostic Radiology (2011), Nuclear Radiology (2013) and Pediatric Radiology (2014). I am a member of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the North American Society for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). My work is supported through grants from the SPR and the National Pancreas Foundation.
MD: Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, 2006.
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, 2011; Nuclear Radiology, 2013; Pediatric Radiology, 2014.
Diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine, CT and MR imaging; pancreatic imaging; liver imaging; ultrasound and MR elastography
Radiology, Autoimmune Liver Disease, Fontan Management, Neuroblastoma, Kidney Tumor Clinic
Radiology, Fibrosis, Imaging
Pancreas volumes and predictive factors in healthy children. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2022; 52:2568-2574.
Prospective characterization of incident hepatic steatosis in pediatric and adolescent patients after total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation. Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]. 2022; 22:1175-1180.
Ultrasound findings of acute pancreatitis in children. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2022; 52:2342-2347.
Quantification of Hepatic Steatosis by Ultrasound: Prospective Comparison With MRI Proton Density Fat Fraction as Reference Standard. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2022; 219:784-791.
Interobserver Agreement for CT and MRI Findings of Chronic Pancreatitis in Children: A Multicenter Ancillary Study Under the INSPPIRE Consortium. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2022; 219:303-313.
Current State of Imaging of Pediatric Pancreatitis: AJR Expert Panel Narrative Review. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2021; 217:265-277.
Pancreas ultrasound two-dimensional shear wave elastography in healthy children. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2021; 51:403-409.
Imaging prediction of islet yield and post-operative insulin requirement in children undergoing total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation. Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]. 2021; 21:269-274.
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Society for Pediatric Radiology Joint Position Paper on Noninvasive Imaging of Pediatric Pancreatitis: Literature Summary and Recommendations. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2021; 72:151-167.