Get to Know Me
It was the Nemours philosophy of family-centered care — and meeting people who really believe in it — that inspired me to leave the Northeast and move to Florida. A second reason was to be closer to my mom, a pediatrician who retired here. I learned from her example that helping children live healthier lives can be very rewarding.
Why I Treat Children
When I was young, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be a teacher or pediatrician, but I knew I wanted to help children. I discovered ophthalmology during a rotation in medical school. With children, it’s all about preventing eye problems before they become a permanent factor in a child’s life. I try to set the stage for a lifetime of healthy vision.
What I'm Passionate About
I care deeply about helping children achieve optimal eye health through early vision screenings, diagnosis and treatment. For example, the earlier you catch conditions such as strabismus or amblyopia (both are misalignments of the eyes), the easier they are to correct.
Make A Difference
Without early screening, most vision problems aren’t caught until children are 5-7 years old, when they are able to read the eye chart or recognize that they cannot see. We don’t want to wait that long. Nemours supports my efforts to offer community vision screenings that will detect vision problems in children as young as 6 months.
What I Do For Fun
Most of all, I like spending time with family, especially my husband and my mom. I love to travel, and have visited many countries on several continents. And it’s great to get outdoors for hiking or biking or just to enjoy the beautiful weather. In Orlando, there’s always some point in the day or evening when it’s nice outside — anytime of year.
Education & Training
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
Internal Medicine - Pennsylvania Hospital, 2004
- St. Vincent's Hospital-Manhattan,
- UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,
American Board of Ophthalmology