I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in the Child and Adolescent Assessment Treatment Service (CATS) Unit. I work with patients who are experiencing severe depression, anxiety, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder and psychosis requiring hospitalization.
Our goal on the CATS unit is to acutely help stabilize a patient’s psychiatric challenges using a judicious combination of medication, group therapy and skill building.
I became a doctor because I have a deep-rooted desire to help others. Working in child psychiatry there is an opportunity every day to positively impact the lives of children and their families. I believe that by improving the lives of children, I can help to improve society as a whole.
When working with patients, I take a systems-based approach to treatment. This means I strive to understand the system that the child lives in, including the child's home life and school life, to see how the different environments and relationships impact their feelings and behaviors.
Before joining Memorial, I was an outpatient psychiatrist at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Wyoming.
Related Medical Services
American University Of The Caribbean, 2010
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, 2011, Internal Medicine
University Of Massachusetts Medical Center, 2012, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University Of South Carolina, 2016, Psychiatry
Palmetto Health/Usc School Of Medicine, 2018, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-Psychiatry
Awards, Achievements, and More
My research interests include:
- Interventional psychiatry topics
- Obsessive-Compulsive and related Anxiety disorders
- Use of Ketamine and other dissociative agents in the treatment of Adolescent Mood Disorders
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
- “Introduction to Medications Used in Child Psychiatry”: February 2021. Delivered via UW ECHO. Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at The University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
- CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training: February 2020 Cheyenne Police Department, Cheyenne, WY
- CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training: February 2019 Cheyenne Police Department, Cheyenne, WY
- “Autism 101: Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients on the Spectrum”, Grand Rounds, Psychiatry Department, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC December 5, 2017
- “Stigma, Shame, and the Battle to Save the Lives of Healthcare Providers” Southeastern Symposium on Mental health, Greenville, SC May 13, 2017
- “Accessing Mental Health Services in South Carolina” NAMI-Midlands Chapter monthly lecture series, Columbia, SC May 2017
- Moderator for “Mental Health Roundtable: Advocacy in Action!” session at Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health, Greenville, SC May 2016.