"I believe as providers we have a duty to always provide the best level of care to our patients and families."

MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology - Immunology
  • McGill University , Montreal , CANADA
Bachelor of Nursing
  • McGill University , Montreal , CANADA
Masters of Nursing - Acute Nurse Practitioner Program - Pediatrics
  • University of Toronto , Toronto , CANADA

I am particularly passionate about pediatric global health; though it stems from personal interest, my expertise is bolstered by relevant work experience in both clinical and research environments.

There is an increase in tension, disruption and uncertainty, affecting the health and lives of children around the world. Elevated levels of stress, anger and fear are noted especially among the youth. The general effects of these hardships on the health of children are often ignored; existing government policies and resources are inadequate, and often challenged only after disasters unfold leaving behind a plethora of physical and psychological scars. The increase in globalization is leading to social, political and cultural challenges that are demanding progression in our health care systems and public policies. Health care needs are continuously changing and providers are frequently pushing boundaries, challenging roles and defining ethics in relation to the health care in the US and abroad. Nursing is a language of health of peace. Nurses are in the forefront of these changes, and will continually advocate for our patients.  I believe as providers we have a duty always provide the best level of care to our patients and families.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I began my nursing career in the Emergency Department at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 2010, I returned to school to complete my Masters-Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Toronto where I focused my training on primary pediatrics and Global health.  After graduating, I worked as Nurse Practitioner under the division of Adolescent Medicine with a clinical focus on patients with malnutrition and eating disorders.  During that time I established a Nurse Practitioner-led Malnutrition & Eating Disorder Outpatient Clinic specializing in the treatment of children under the age of 12. The clinic is currently the only specialized program for young patients in Ontario. I then returned as a nurse practitioner to the Emergency Department where I took the lead in establishing and defining the role in the ER. In addition to clinical care, I focused on organizing educational initiatives such as bed side teaching sessions for medical and nursing students in the division.

I recently relocated to Boston and have been working as nurse practitioner at the neurology department at BCH where I provide clinical evaluation and management for pediatric patients requiring an urgent neurology assessment.

This clinician offers Virtual Visits (video consultation)s for follow-up care in clinically-appropriate cases.

I am particularly interested in global health and have several experiences volunteering abroad.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • NCLEX
  • Massachusetts Board of Registered Nursing
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Certification Primary Care of Children