Entering medical school with a background in neuroscience, I was naturally drawn to neurology. I am thankful that I can do something I love and help families while doing so.






  • English


Undergraduate Degree

  • Vanderbilt University , 2002 , Nashville , TN

Medical School

  • University of Louisville School of Medicine , 2006 , Louisville , KY


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , 2008 , Philadelphia , PA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2011 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2012 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

Entering medical school with a background in neuroscience, I was naturally drawn to neurology.  After rotating in pediatrics and enjoying my time spent with this patient population, it made sense to pursue a career in pediatric neurology.  I am thankful that I can do something I love and help families while doing so.

Spending most of my early years in the south, I think I bring a more laid-back, southern attitude to our department.  Despite my roots, I love living in Boston and feel it’s a great place to raise my family of three energetic little boys. When not at work, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, playing sports, hiking, biking or whatever other adventure we may stumble upon.


After completing residency in pediatric neurology at Boston Children’s hospital, I stayed on as a fellow in Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology.  I joined the department as a staff physician in July 2012 and see patients in clinic in our Weymouth satellite.  I enjoy seeing patients with various neurologic disorders but have a special interest in patients with epilepsy.  In addition to working in the clinic, I also spend time supervising the epilepsy in-patient and neurology consult services.  During my training I became interested in epilepsy surgery and have been focusing my research work into looking at factors that influence the success of epilepsy surgery.


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Physiology


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  1. Subclinical seizures detected on intracranial EEG: Patient characteristics and impact on surgical outcome in a single pediatric epilepsy surgery center. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 08; 121(Pt A):108040. View abstract
  2. Presurgical accuracy of dipole clustering in MRI-negative pediatric patients with epilepsy: Validation against intracranial EEG and resection. Clin Neurophysiol. 2021 Mar 26. View abstract
  3. Hemispherectomy Outcome Prediction Scale: Development and validation of a seizure freedom prediction tool. Epilepsia. 2021 May; 62(5):1064-1073. View abstract
  4. A Standardized Electrode Nomenclature for Stereoelectroencephalography Applications. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2020 Jul 23. View abstract
  5. Patterns of anti-seizure medication (ASM) use in pediatric patients with surgically managed epilepsy: A retrospective review of data from Boston Children's Hospital. Epilepsy Res. 2020 02; 160:106257. View abstract
  6. The Evolution of Subclinical Seizures in Children With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. J Child Neurol. 2019 10; 34(12):770-777. View abstract
  7. Non-invasive Seizure Localization with Ictal Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography is Impacted by Preictal/Early Ictal Network Dynamics. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2018 Nov 09. View abstract
  8. Surgical resection of ripple onset predicts outcome in pediatric epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2018 09; 84(3):331-346. View abstract
  9. Seizure clustering during presurgical electroencephalographic monitoring in children. Epilepsy Behav. 2018 03; 80:291-295. View abstract
  10. Pediatric epilepsy surgery. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2015 Jun; 15(6):31. View abstract
  11. Safety and retention rate of rufinamide in 300 patients: a single pediatric epilepsy center experience. Epilepsia. 2014 Aug; 55(8):1235-44. View abstract
  12. Clobazam: effect on frequency of seizures and safety profile in different subgroups of children with epilepsy. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jul; 51(1):60-6. View abstract
  13. Juvenile myasthenia gravis: three case reports and a literature review. J Child Neurol. 2009 May; 24(5):584-90. View abstract
  14. Trust and the healing encounter: an examination of an unorthodox healing performance. Theor Med Bioeth. 2000; 21(4):305-19. View abstract
  15. Alternatively spliced isoforms of a Cis2-His2 zinc-finger domain. Developmental regulation and binding-site selection. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1993 Jun 11; 684:218-9. View abstract
  16. Sequence discrimination by alternatively spliced isoforms of a DNA binding zinc finger domain. Science. 1992 Sep 25; 257(5078):1951-5. View abstract
  17. Asymptomatic bronchogenic cysts: what is the best management? Ann Thorac Surg. 1992 Jun; 53(6):1134-7. View abstract