Get to Know Me
Growing up in Austin, Texas, I became interested in science during high school and knew before my freshman year in college that I wanted to enroll in a pre-med program. I had worked in a lab of a neighbor who was in the pediatric infectious disease field, and that experience definitely steered me toward the field I’m in today.
Why I Treat Children
Initially I thought I wanted to be an OB/GYN, but as soon as I did a pediatric rotation as part of my training, treating children for the first time, it was love at first sight. I knew I wanted to be a pediatric physician.
What I'm Passionate About
As pediatricians, we should advocate for children. I’m passionate about public policy as it relates to my field and children, and about making sure all children receive the quality medical care and protection they need.
Make A Difference
I listen. I try to be empathetic, seek to understand any issues or questions a child or family might have. I think it’s important to give my best effort to every child I see and to treat each one as I treat my own kids.
What I Do For Fun
I’m married, with four children ranging from adolescence to adulthood. One is a veterinarian, and another is going into public health. We do a lot of outdoors activities. When time permits, I like to play golf. We just put in a pool, so that’s becoming a huge hobby, too.
Education & Training
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Duke University Medical Center,
- North Carolina Baptist Hospital,
- University of South Florida College of Medicine,
- American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
- American Board of Pediatrics/Infectious Diseases
Awards & Recognition
2013Best Doctors in America