I was drawn to pediatric emergency medicine because I enjoy practicing the full breadth of pediatric medicine and working closely with my subspecialty colleagues.
I strive to provide every patient with high-quality care in our emergency department by presenting patients and families with evidence-based management decisions and encouraging shared decision-making.
My research work focuses on improving procedural skill proficiency for healthcare providers. I aim to improve pediatric fellow trainee procedural skill proficiency by determining the number of clinical procedures needed to be performed to obtain competency. I also enjoy teaching local emergency medical service (EMS) providers how to care for acutely ill pediatric patients in the community.
I was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and Arnold P. Gold Honor Societies for my medical student teaching and patient care during my residency.
When I’m not working, I enjoy being outside gardening, hiking and traveling. I am also an avid baseball fan and enjoy collecting baseball memorabilia.
Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN.
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School- The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA.
The Importance of Median Glossoepiglottic Fold Engagement on Laryngeal View and Tracheal Intubation Success in Children. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2023; 81:658-666.
Hepatic Lesions in an Immunocompetent Child Previously Treated for Cat Scratch Disease With Azithromycin. Clinical Pediatrics. 2023; 62:191-194.
Video-Assisted Laryngoscopy for Pediatric Tracheal Intubation in the Emergency Department: A Multicenter Study of Clinical Outcomes. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2023; 81:113-122.
See one, see one, teach one - Decisions on allocating intubation opportunities in pediatric emergency medicine. Aem Education and Training. 2022; 6:e10830.