As a pediatrician, I see outpatients who have general medical issues. I enjoy spending time during every visit discussing non-medical topics, such as school and what the child thinks they are good at in school or at home. By doing so I hope to foster their self-confidence and help them commit to achieving their goals.
I was inspired to become a physician by my mom, who worked as a hematology nurse at Cincinnati Children’s. I was able to see her bond with her patients and how much she enjoyed working with children.
For four summers, I had the opportunity to work at Cincinnati Children's doing research while in college and medical school. During this time, I shadowed different pediatricians and attended conferences where I could see the benefit of working in a large academic center.
During my residency training, I enjoyed the afternoons that I spent in continuity clinic the most. Residents work in the continuity clinic one day each week for the three years of their residency, and it demonstrated for me that outpatient pediatrics was my best fit. I love being able to get to know a family and watch their children grow into young adults!
I received Cincinnati Children’s Hidden Gem Award in 2020, and the Raymond Baker Teaching Award for the academic year 2017-2018 from the Cincinnati Pediatric Society.
I love spending my free time with my family outdoors, hiking or camping.