As a pediatric allergist, I specialize in diagnosing and managing allergic diseases such as food allergy, eczema, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma. I love working hand in hand with children and their families to gain control of these and other allergic disorders so children may live their best lives. I know that getting your child to the doctor is not always easy. I offer telemedicine clinics for Tri-State and North Carolina residents and in-person clinics in Kentucky and Ohio. I’m also excited to offer oral immunotherapy.
My entry into clinical medicine originated from a penchant for problem-solving. Prior to medical school, I studied biomedical engineering, a discipline that drew on my love for math and biological sciences. With the help of early career mentors, I was inspired to practice medicine to solve those problems most burdensome to patients.
I served as a pediatrician in the United States Navy while stationed at the Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. This experience was highly impactful both personally and professionally. I practice with two important principles: medicine is not black and white, and my job is to treat the patient, not just the disease. As a pediatric allergist, I now have the opportunity to best apply these core principles and improve outcomes for an impressionable yet vulnerable population.
I am also a researcher, and my clinical tendencies are woven directly into my research interests, including food allergy prevention, oral immunotherapy, penicillin allergy de-labeling and the development of novel technologies in allergy/immunology.
I have a lovely wife, who is a pediatrician, and two beautiful children. Together we enjoy cooking, jogging, hiking, sports and trying our hands at new activities. I am originally from Minnesota and am also fond of board games and playing cards with my extended family.