What is your area of specialty within airway reconstruction?
I work with children as well as adults. I enjoy the long-term care with these families.
What first interested you in this field of surgery?
I enjoy caring for adults and children and families dealing with chronic complex issues, helping them achieve the quality of life that they desire. I found that ENT, along with airway, was an area where I could practice this interest.
What keeps you energized to care for these patients?
I am energized when I get to help patients and families maintain the best quality of life possible, facilitate and address immediate needs as well as long-term needs, and offer advice and ideas to help resolve issues.
What advice do you give parents when they come to you for help for their child?
Our team and I can help best if patients and families are open and honest about issues they are dealing with and the care they are giving. When we have this information we can best help advocate to meet their needs.
What makes the Airway Team at Cincinnati Children’s different?
We work as a team, not just within our own department but also with other disciplines to address the aerodigestive needs of the patient. What makes us different are the complexity of patients we see, the volume we see, our goal to figure out the problem and address it, and our ability to be flexible and develop creative solutions.