Undergraduate Degree

  • Gustavus Adolphus College , 1985 , St. Peter , MN

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota Medical School , 1989 , Minneapolis , MN


  • University of Minnesota , 1990 , Minneapolis , MN


  • University of Minnesota , 1992 , Minneapolis , MN


Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2007 , Boston , MA



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  1. Parents Are the Experts: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Parents of Children With Severe Neurological Impairment During Decision-Making. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Jun 17. View abstract
  2. Chronic Pancytopenia due to Centrally Mediated Hypothermia in Two Children with Severe Neurological Impairment. Children (Basel). 2020 Apr 08; 7(4). View abstract
  3. Pain in Children With Severe Neurologic Impairment: Undoing Assumptions. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 10 01; 172(10):899-900. View abstract
  4. Neuropathic Pain as Potential Source of Feed-induced Dystonia in Children With Severe Central Nervous System Disorders. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 01; 66(1):e25. View abstract
  5. Feeding Intolerance in Children with Severe Impairment of the Central Nervous System: Strategies for Treatment and Prevention. Children (Basel). 2017 Dec 22; 5(1). View abstract
  6. Certainty of Decisions: A Process-Based Model for Decision Making for Children With Severe Neurological Impairment. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 09; 57(10):1227-1231. View abstract
  7. Pain Assessment and Treatment in Children With Significant Impairment of the Central Nervous System. Pediatrics. 2017 Jun; 139(6). View abstract
  8. Gabapentin Use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 169:310-2. View abstract
  9. Gabapentin for management of recurrent pain in 22 nonverbal children with severe neurological impairment: a retrospective analysis. J Palliat Med. 2015 May; 18(5):453-6. View abstract
  10. Treating dyspnea with morphine sulfate in nonverbal children with neurological impairment. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Apr; 50(4):E9-12. View abstract
  11. Supportive and palliative care of children with metabolic and neurological diseases. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2014 Sep; 8(3):296-302. View abstract
  12. Does nissen fundoplication decrease reflux-related problems including respiratory illness in children with neurological impairment? JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Feb; 168(2):188. View abstract
  13. Treatment with gabapentin associated with resolution of apnea in two infants with neurologic impairment. J Palliat Med. 2013 Apr; 16(4):455-8. View abstract
  14. Educational needs assessment, development of learning objectives, and choosing a teaching approach. J Palliat Med. 2011 Apr; 14(4):503-8. View abstract
  15. Pediatric palliative care. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2010 Jul; 40(6):120-51. View abstract
  16. Identifying and managing sources of pain and distress in children with neurological impairment. Pediatr Ann. 2010 Apr; 39(4):198-205; quiz 232-4. View abstract
  17. Central hypothermia as a cause of acute pancreatitis in children with neurodevelopmental impairment. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2008 Jan; 50(1):68-70. View abstract
  18. Respiratory symptom management in a child with severe neurologic impairment. J Palliat Med. 2007 Oct; 10(5):1201-7. View abstract
  19. Gabapentin successfully manages chronic unexplained irritability in children with severe neurologic impairment. Pediatrics. 2007 Feb; 119(2):e519-22. View abstract