As a pediatric neurologist, I use different treatment options to help my patients regulate their abnormal motor movements. I care for patients in the Dystonia/Deep Brain Stimulation Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s.
First, I like to hear from patients and their parents about how involuntary movements affect their quality of life. I then use that information to help create a care plan for each patient. Treatment possibilities for movement disorders may include psychological and behavioral therapy, oral medications, botulinum toxin (Botox) injections and deep brain stimulation.
From a research perspective, my interests focus on movement disorders, neurophysiology and the neuroplasticity of the brain. I am interested in how people control and carry out normal movements. I’m working to figure out the physiological properties associated with the control of motor movements.
I have received research grants from the Tourette Association of America and collaborated on different projects funded by the National Institutes of Health.
In my free time, I like to enjoy sunshine and warm weather.