Get to Know Me
I grew up in Connecticut, went to school in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and worked for a few years in New York City, Washington DC, and Baltimore. Now I’m getting to know my new, adopted state of Delaware. My own pediatrician inspired me to go into pediatrics, and the rest is history!
Why I Treat Children
Children are our present and future. The effect you have on a child now can alter their life, as my pediatrician did for me. Their endless potential is why I love working with kids. I also truly enjoy being a resource and comfort for the families of my patients. Parents are often going through a tough time when they meet me, and I want to be a caring and competent point-person for them, so they feel confident in the care they receive while in the hospital.
What I'm Passionate About
First and foremost, I’m passionate about healing children, while keeping them mentally and psychologically thriving. I look to care for the whole child, not just one “problem” or “disease.” This includes advocating for children and families in the medical system, society and government. We need to provide a healthy environment for children to grow and thrive, and that begins and continues outside the hospital. Doctors have a powerful voice in society and I want to use mine to make the lives of our kids and families better and easier. I also care about providing clear education and answers (as much as possible) to our families, and using whatever tools possible to help them understand the medical information we are providing them.
Make A Difference
I try to get my patients the best outcomes possible during their hospital stay, while keeping aspects of their life and personality intact. I try to provide comfort and explanations for families. I teach medical students and residents, not just science and medicine, but also these humanistic values. I advocate for children with insurance companies, hospital committees, national organizations, and state and federal governments. I support policies that improve children’s and families’ lives.
Education & Training
- Childrens National Medical Center,
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine,
American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics