As a preventive cardiologist, I provide personalized care to children with medical conditions that put them at risk for acquiring heart disease. I also treat children with pediatric cardiology problems. I greatly enjoy each patient and family encounter and look forward to engaging with both the child and the family in their care.
Every day, I receive inspiration from patients and families. The long-term relationships I develop with them are the most rewarding aspect of my practice.
I work with each family to approach their child's care through a shared decision-making model. Although I am considered an expert on the heart, each parent is an expert on their child and their child's health. When I provide recommendations and counsel for a course of action, I work with the family’s goals to find the best clinical course of action when multiple options are present.
My practice focuses on preventive cardiology, working with children and their families through health situations such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity and acquired heart disease. My research centers on improving patient care through the application of health informatics analytics. We call it using a 'big data” approach to take on complex health care questions. It is a challenging and exciting field to pursue, and my patients are my best source of inspiration.
I enjoy spending time with my wife, our young son and our dog, Hadley. In my free time, I swim, bike or run, and enjoy cooking with my family.
General outpatient pediatric cardiology; preventive cardiology; lipid disorders; hypertension; obesity
Pediatric cardiology; health care quality and outcomes; big data analytics; lipid disorder, hypertension, and obesity clinical outcomes
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics