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Clinical Cardiology Fellow, Heart Institute

"My favorite part of my clinical time is spent face-to-face talking with patients and their families, learning about their lives outside the hospital and teaching them about the nature of their medical problems."

About Me

Biography

I am a cardiology fellow at Cincinnati Children’s, treating children and young adults with heart conditions and general pediatric problems. My favorite part of my clinical time is spent face-to-face talking with patients and their families, learning about their lives outside the hospital and teaching them about the nature of their medical problems.

In my clinical fellowship in pediatric cardiology, I treat some of the sickest and most medically complex patients in our hospital. I rely on my understanding of physiology to develop care plans and follow patients from as early as their prenatal life until their adult years.

When I’m not working, I enjoy digging large holes in my backyard, playing pick-up basketball and spending time with my family. I also like watching my daughter grow and learn to be a toddler.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiology; general pediatrics

My Locations

My Education

MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

My Publications

Association of household food insecurity and childhood weight status in a low-income population. Wirth, SH; Palakshappa, D; Brown, CL. Clinical obesity. 2020; 10.

Feasibility and Impact of a Student-Led, Semi-Structured, Near-Peer Student Guides Program on Navigating Through Medical School. Laurence, CE; Jones, JR; Stone, SN; Moses-Hampton, M; Yates, SJ; Khalil, ME; Callese, TE; Kaye, SP; Wirth, SH; Keskinyan, VS; et al. Medical Science Educator. 2020; 30:457-466.

The Navigating Medical School Program: An innovative student-led near peer mentoring program for strengthening the medical school learning environment. Callese, T; Keskinyan, V; Hampton, M; Davis, G; Ykimoff, J; Laurence, o; Wirth, S; Kaye, S; McNamara, K; Suggs, C; et al. 2019; 9.