Specialty: Pediatric Palliative Medicine
Sub Specialties: Pediatric Palliative Medicine
Clinical Interests: I have had extensive experience caring for children with cancer and hematologic disorders both inpatient and outpatient. I loved that work and it prepared me well for my current role in pediatric palliative care. Building rapport with families facing life-threatening and/or life-altering illnesses in their children and discussing their goals for themselves (the patient) or their children is very rewarding.
Over the past 3 years, I have had the privilege of working with couples prenatally who are carrying a baby (or babies) with known medical problems. Unfortunately, some of these babies will not live long after birth. I work with the maternal fetal medicine team and the family to help develop a plan that incorporates the parents' wishes for the time they have with their baby after birth which allows them to parent their baby, create special memories, and say hello and goodbye in the most beautiful and loving way possible.
I truly love my work with these special children & families.
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages