- ABMS Certification:
- General Surgery; Pediatric Surgery
- Research Interests:
Pediatric Surgery Quality Improvement and Outcomes Research: Current interests include factors influencing management of pediatric central lines, pediatric surgery in resource-poor settings, outcomes after antireflux surgery. Medical Student Education: Current interests include investigation of new evaluation and simulation techniques for training medical students in basic clinical skills. Pediatric Transplant Surgery: special interest in intestinal rehabilitation, liver failure, renal failure, and pancreatic transplantation
- Clinical Practice:
- Chest Wall Deformities-child, Pediatric Surgery, Liver Transplant, Chest Wall Deformities - child, Liver Transplant - child, Kidney Transplant - child, Pediatric Transplant
- Assistant Professor
I was born and raised in Morgantown, WV. I attended Hollins College for two years before transferring to UVA for a degree in chemistry. I received my MD and PhD at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Additionally, my doctoral research was performed at the National Cancer Institute in the HIV Drug Resistance Program.
I completed my fellowship in pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins University and my fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at UVA. I started at UVA in 2011 and serve as the surgical co-director of the PICU. My specialty is in pediatric transplant surgery, however, I care for both pediatric surgical and adult transplant patients. I also participate in research methods of undergraduate medical education, as well as translational research on human endogenous retroviruses.
- West Virginia University School of Medicine 2004
- Virginia Commonwealth of Virginia Medical College of Virginia (General Surgery)
- Johns Hopkins University (Pediatric Surgery)