Medical School: Saint Louis University,
St. Louis, MO, 2008
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 2008-2011
Program: Hospital Medicine
Mentor(s): Samir Shah, MD, MSCE and Jeffrey Simmons, MD, MSc
Fellowship Years: July 2011- June 2014
Awards: 2014 APA Young Investigators Award, National Research Service Award (NSRA)
Research: Caregiver Activation in Children with Medical Complexity; Variation in the Management of Pneumonia in Children with Neurologic Impairment; Improving Antibiotic Prescription Practices for Community Acquired Pneumonia
Interests (family / hobbies / outside interests): Traveling, running, doing cartwheels, spending time with my friends and family
Why did you choose Cincinnati Children's?
I wanted a strong foundation in research and excellent mentorship, but I also love clinical medicine. Cincinnati is the best of both worlds. It has been a fantastic place to train.
What’s the best advice you were given at Cincinnati Children's?
“Take care of the child first, deal with the rest in the morning” – Dr. Farrell
What advice would you give to new fellows joining Cincinnati Children's?
Whenever you are stressed, overwhelmed, or doubting your career choice, spend some time with your patients. They never fail to remind me why I am committed to getting the best training possible.
What advice would you give to physicians looking to join Cincinnati Children's?
Cincinnati Children's is a large hospital, but it feels like a small town. It's like becoming part of a family.
What are your favorite memories of Cincinnati and / or Cincinnati Children's?
I will always remember the relationships and friendships that formed during my training years –with my co-residents and co-fellows, my mentors, faculty members, but most importantly with the families and patients I have had the privilege to care for.