I work to make my patients comfortable and feel included and active participants in their care. Being engaged is a healthy first step toward outstanding outcomes.
I enjoy the outdoors and activities including hiking and biking. I am always up for travel; some of my favorite stops have been Melbourne, Australia, Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, CA, anywhere in Italy, the south of Spain, and the Islands of Greece.
Qualifications and experience
- Plastic Surgery
- Languages spoken
The Hospital for Sick Children - University of Toronto (2006)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (1996)
University of Alabama Hospital Program (1995)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1994)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2005)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (1998)
Washington & Jefferson College (PA) (1990)
West Virginia University (2020)
- Clinical interest for patients
cleft lip and palate, craniofacial birth anomalies, vascular anomalies, hemangioma, dermatologic surgery for skin lesions, gender affirmation in adolescents, breast anomalies, gynecomastia, ear anomalies, facial fractures/trauma, and secondary burn reconstruction.
- Research interest for patients
Current interests include developmental outcomes in single suture craniosynostosis, the impact of intrauterine opioid exposure upon the incidence of facial clefting, and the utility of artificial intelligence upon the diagnosis and outcomes of patient with single suture craniosynostosis
- Volunteer activities
Global health has been a longstanding passion. I have been lucky to work with Interplant WV with whom I have visited Vietnam, Nicaragua, and Haiti. It is always an inexplicably rewarding and perspective building experience.