EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine , 2007 , Cleveland , OH

Internship

  • University of Cincinnati , 2008 , Cincinnati , OH

Residency

  • University of Cincinnati , 2010 , Cincinnati , OH

Fellowship

  • University of Michigan , 2013 , Ann Arbor , MI

Fellowship

  • University of Michigan , 2015 , Ann Arbor , MI

Philosophy of Care

I chose to be a pediatric cardiac intensivist because I enjoy both the challenge of managing complex cardiac anatomy and the opportunity to connect with patients and their families, often during one of the most stressful chapters of their lives. It is an incredible honor to share in the difficult journey of navigating a diagnosis of congenital heart disease. As a mother myself, I strive to provide the same excellent care I would desire for my own children. Through my research interests in quality improvement and neurodevelopmental outcomes, I hope to contribute to optimizing the care we provide to our patients in the cardiac intensive care unit.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I completed my pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, then completed fellowships in both pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care medicine at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, affiliated with the University of Michigan. After training, I spent 2 years at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago as a faculty member of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety at Northwestern University. My research interests include quality improvement in the cardiac intensive care unit, particularly in the identification and implementation of best practice of postoperative care for children following cardiac surgery, and optimizing neurodevelopmental outcomes in neonates following cardiac surgery.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine