I perform general and thoracic surgery on babies and children, with a specific focus on minimally invasive approaches and techniques. My expertise includes surgical treatment for many congenital anomalies – from intestinal problems and abdominal wall and lung abnormalities to hernias, breast masses and appendicitis. I also treat children with cancer and those who have suffered trauma. Additionally, I have an interest in pediatric obesity and bariatric surgery.
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I love helping my patients through my clinical work and enjoy the relationships I develop with them and their parents. I pride myself on being honest, approachable and completely invested in the care of my patients. The diversity of cases I manage is very interesting, and the complexity of the medical conditions makes my job very gratifying. Knowing that you can impact someone’s life through dedication, hard work and good judgment is the best part of being a doctor. There’s nothing more rewarding than making a sick child well again so they can resume a normal life.
The strength and dedication of my patients and their families inspires me. Children have a wonderful way of wanting to get well and be able to play again or resume their normal activities. Their drive helps me do my best to provide them with that opportunity.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my dog. We go for long walks and love the beach. I also like bike riding and the outdoors.