I am involved in the clinical practice of pediatric orthopedic surgery, as well as clinical research and quality improvement activities. I lead the Lower Extremity Clinical Research Group, focusing on improving the care and outcomes of children with lower extremity disorders. I am the physician leader of the Department of Orthopaedics Quality Improvement Program and am part of the BCH QI Clinical Outcomes Committee.
My area of excellence is clinical outcomes research and its applicability both in clinical research as well as quality improvement initiatives. My clinical practice focuses on the lower extremity, particularly treatment of clubfoot, and my research activities mirror this.
I am involved in teaching and educating the medical students, residents and fellows who rotate through the orthopaedic service. Typically these are orthopaedic residents and fellows who are on the orthopaedic service, although I have also taught other residents as well. I provide clinical teaching during clinics and the operating room, didactic teaching to the orthopaedic residents while they are here at BCH, and didactic teaching to the Harvard orthopaedic resident group annually. I also annually am involved in helping teach the musculoskeletal physical exam unit for the Harvard medical students.