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

MEDICAL SERVICES

Departments

Programs

Languages

  • English

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Brown University , 1997 , Providence , RI

Medical School

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

Residency

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

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

Fellowship

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.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

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. 

CERTIFICATIONS

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