I am an outstanding listener and truly care about my patients and their families.





  • English


Undergraduate Degree

  • Brown University , 1997 , Providence , RI

Medical School

  • Tufts University School of Medicine , 2001 , Boston , MA


  • Tufts University School of Medicine/The Floating Hospital for Children , 2001 , Boston , MA


  • Tufts Medical Center/The Floating Hospital for Children & Boston Children's Hospital (Affiliated Neurology Resident) , 2004 , Boston , MA


Adult Vascular and Critical Care Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital , 2007 , Boston , MA


Pediatric Critical Care
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2008 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I was raised to be an honest person, and treat everyone with respect and dignity. I bring this philosophy to every child and family I encounter. I am an outstanding listener and truly care about my patients and their families.

I grew up with several close family members who had epilepsy, and I learned first hand how to care for children with seizures. Throughout medical school, I was always drawn to learning about anatomy of the brain, and the effects of illness on the brain. Shortly after finishing residency, a severe neurologic illness affected my mother-in-law, and this solidified my lifelong desire to learn about and care for individuals with neurological conditions.


As a member of the Neurocritical Care program within the Neurology department, I provide consults on the ICU Neurology Consult service. I am also actively engaged in clinical research in Neurocritical care. I have collaborated with others in the field on a paper describing our model at Boston Children’s Hospital. I also served as the site PI for the “PANGEA” study (Prevalence of Acute critical Neurological disease in children: a Global Epidemiological Assessment), which was an international multi-center point prevalence study to describe the epidemiology and gross outcomes of acute critical neurological disease in critically-ill children. I am currently the site PI for the “ADAPT” trial (Approaches and Decisions for Acute Pediatric TBI), which is a multi-center, international study to determine optimal management strategies for children with severe traumatic brain injury. I have specific training and expertise in a cranial ultrasound technique known as transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography, and my main focus is on applications of TCD in children in the pediatric ICU setting. I am currently involved in projects using TCD in children treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and in children with congenital heart disease and disorders of increased intracranial pressure, such as traumatic brain injury and hydrocephalus. 


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


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Variation in Treatment and Outcomes of Children With Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 02; 10(2):159-165. View abstract
  2. Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound During Critical Illness in Children: Survey of Practices in Pediatric Neurocritical Care Centers. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 01; 21(1):67-74. View abstract
  3. Outcomes measures in children after acute central nervous system infections and malaria. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2019 12; 31(6):756-762. View abstract
  4. Muscle Weakness After Sepsis in the Critically Ill: Identifiable and Functionally Remediable? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 09; 20(9):888-889. View abstract
  5. Fully automated, real-time, calibration-free, continuous noninvasive estimation of intracranial pressure in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Aug 23; 1-11. View abstract
  6. Outcomes measures in children after acute central nervous system infections and malaria. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2019 Aug 12. View abstract
  7. A Time-Frequency Approach for Cerebral Embolic Load Monitoring. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2020 04; 67(4):1007-1018. View abstract
  8. Diagnosis of Concussion in the Hospital. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2019 07; 30:54-59. View abstract
  9. Cerebrovascular Physiology During Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Multicenter Study Using Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 02; 20(2):178-186. View abstract
  10. The authors reply. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 01; 20(1):98. View abstract
  11. Pediatric Neurocritical Care: Evolution of a New Clinical Service in PICUs Across the United States. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 11; 19(11):1039-1045. View abstract
  12. Is There More to Zika? Complex Cardiac Disease in a Case of Congenital Zika Syndrome. Neonatology. 2018; 113(2):177-182. View abstract
  13. Patterns of Head Computed Tomography Abnormalities During Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Association With Outcomes. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Aug; 73:64-70. View abstract
  14. Cerebral High-Intensity Transient Signals during Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization: A Pilot Study Using Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography. J Neuroimaging. 2017 07; 27(4):381-387. View abstract
  15. Current Opinion and Use of Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography in Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. J Neurotrauma. 2016 12 01; 33(23):2105-2114. View abstract
  16. Reply. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Mar; 35(3):672-3. View abstract
  17. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound in children with stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Dec; 27(6):712-8. View abstract
  18. Transcranial Doppler Sonography in Pediatric Neurocritical Care: A Review of Clinical Applications and Case Illustrations in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Dec; 34(12):2121-32. View abstract
  19. Differences in medical therapy goals for children with severe traumatic brain injury-an international study. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct; 14(8):811-8. View abstract
  20. Pediatric neurocritical care: a neurology consultation model and implication for education and training. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Mar; 48(3):206-11. View abstract
  21. Head computed tomography scanning during pediatric neurocritical care: diagnostic yield and the utility of portable studies. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Apr; 16(2):251-7. View abstract
  22. Emerging subspecialties in neurology: building a career and a field: pediatric neurocritical care. Neurology. 2008 May 27; 70(22):e89-91. View abstract
  23. Postvaricella acute transverse myelitis in a previously vaccinated child. Pediatr Neurol. 2008 May; 38(5):370-2. View abstract