As a pediatric endocrinologist, my clinical care and research focus on disorders of bone mineralization, pediatric osteoporosis and puberty disorders. I was drawn to this field because I wanted to help children and their families manage these conditions and live a full life.
Pediatric bone health is influenced by many factors, making each patient's story unique. Treatments for pediatric bone disorders are not always straightforward or clear cut. That’s why it is important to have joint decision-making between the medical team and the families and caregivers to determine the best approach for the individual patient.
Our team strives to educate families on their child's condition so that they can make good decisions about their care. We also are accessible for families as questions come up along the way.
I was honored to be one of Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2020. I also serve on committees within the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry to develop guidelines and educate clinicians about pediatric bone disorders.
My research aims to understand the modifiable risk factors for fragility fractures in pediatric patients. My colleagues and I are also testing interventions to optimize bone health during childhood.
In my spare time, I absolutely love going to the Cincinnati Zoo. I would go there every week if I could.