BS (honors) - Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
MS - American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten, N.A.
MD - American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten, N.A.
Internship - Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Residency - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowship - Indiana University Purdue University at Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Certification - ASA Executive Physician Leadership Program, Northwestern Kellogg
Certification - Johns Hopkins Patient Safety Course, Armstrong Institute, Baltimore, MD
Certification - Fellow, American Society of Anesthesiologists
At St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH), I provide clinical care as a pediatric anesthesiologist, pediatric pain team member, and adult anesthesiologist. I have designed and initiated an acetaminophen safety project to improve acetaminophen safety and quality of care for the SJCRH patient population. I have a breadth of knowledge and experience in clinical practice that enhances my ability to discern areas for improvement and to investigate questions, that once answered, will vastly improve the quality and care of our patients at SJRCH and worldwide. Particular areas of interest to me are anesthetic neurotoxicity of the developing brain, anesthetic effect on residual disease, enhanced recovery after surgery, and reduction of patient morbidity and mortality. I find the environment at SJCRH particularly rich with mentors and programs to guide me as I pursue my first project as primary investigator on the neuroprotective effects of dexmedetomidine (Precedex). I also enjoy educating the next generations of physician and nurse providers.
- Pediatric anesthesiology
- Pediatric cardiac anesthesiology
- Patient safety
- Malignant hyperthermia
- Neuroprotection under anesthesia