I am a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in the care of young patients with heart failure from any number of causes including congenital heart disease, inherited cardiomyopathy and acquired heart disease. I work on an advanced heart failure team that provides individualized treatment for these vulnerable patients.
I went into medicine because I enjoy solving diagnostic puzzles, exploring new therapies and helping people achieve their potential through better health. I enjoy working with children and young adults because of their physical and mental resilience.
In my practice, I use evidence-based care that is truly patient centered. My aim is to help patients and families identify their health-related goals and make plans to achieve those goals.
I am honored to be part of the following organizations and societies:
- Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society
- Fellow, American College of Cardiology (ACC)
- Regional representative, Ohio Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Committee leader, The Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network (ACTION)
- Site investigator, the Sarcomeric Human Cardiomyopathy Registry (SHaRe).
In addition to caring for patients, I’m involved in research. I am interested in cardiopulmonary fitness as a modifiable risk factor for morbidity and mortality in pediatric heart disease and other chronic conditions, including cancer. I am studying how exercise training can improve outcomes that are important to both patients and the healthcare system.
When I'm not taking care of patients or conducting research, I enjoy spending time playing with my family and friends. I'm also an avid fly fisherman.
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Pediatric cardiology; cardiomyopathy; heart transplant; mechanical circulatory support; cardiac rehabilitation
Cardiac rehabilitation; sport and exercise medicine; cardiomyopathy; heart transplant
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cardiomyopathy, Neuromuscular Cardiology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cardio Oncology Program