Get to Know Me
I am proud to say I grew up in the City Beautiful (Orlando) and have finally returned home. I left for University of South Florida for medical school. After graduating, I was in search of a bigger adventure and found myself in the amazing city of Chicago. I loved working at the Children’s Hospital of Chicago for residency, but it wasn’t long until the warm, sunny Florida weather was calling me back.
Why I Treat Children
Children are a blank slate. I love knowing that my job of keeping children healthy starting from the first few weeks of life can ensure lifelong well-being. Whether they come into my office for a well-child visit or a sick visit, I love partnering with parents to make the medical decisions that will have a positive impact on their child’s health for many years to come. Also, nothing is more fun than getting to work with kids. No other field in medicine has that same joy and warmth that you get in pediatrics.
What I'm Passionate About
I’m passionate about preventive health and educating and supporting parents. Raising children to be healthy adults is the most difficult and rewarding part of a parent’s life, and I love sharing my knowledge with parents to help them through that journey. I also want to ensure that this generation of children is making the healthy choices now to avoid preventable conditions such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes that have become major issues for adults.
How I Try to Make A Difference
I go beyond just treating the day-to-day illnesses and I work to really get to know the families that are under my care. I also strive to be accessible to my families so they know and trust that I will be there to care for their child, answer their questions, and support the family as a whole in any way I can.I also feel strongly about giving back and caring for kids wherever I can. While I was still at the University of South Florida I assisted with a medical mission to the Dominican Republic as part of the university’s Project World Health. Just before I joined Nemours, I did a medical mission trip to provide care for children in Tanzania.