I believe that working with patients and their families or other support systems is a huge privilege, and I strive to practice patient-centered care at all times. Specifically, I try to ensure I not only address the clinical or medical aspects of care, but also the emotional, mental, spiritual and social impacts of these diseases. Working in collaboration with patients and families through shared decision-making, valuing patient preferences and working together with patients and families in a team approach are my top priorities.

Locations

Monday: All day
Tuesday: All day
Wednesday: All day
Thursday: All day
Friday: All day
Saturday: All day
Sunday: All day
Monday: 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Lungs and Breathing, Lungs and Breathing - Granulomatous Lung Disease, Lungs and Breathing - Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Disease
Gender
Female
Education
Fellowship
University of Colorado

Internship
Indiana University School of Medicine Program

Medical School
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Residency
Indiana University School of Medicine Program

Undergraduate
Northwestern University (IL)

Clinical interest for patients

My clinical interests include a focus on the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung diseases. This encompasses over 100 rare lung diseases with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, autoimmune or connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease and hypersensitivity pneumonitis being the most common. Other rare ILDs including cystic lung disease, other occupational and environmental lung diseases, vasculitis, etc are also encompassed in the care of patients with ILD.

Research interest for patients

My research goals are to improve quality of life for patients living with interstitial lung disease and their caregivers. To achieve this goal, I am trying to understand the impact of caregiver burden in this disease and implement a caregiver-based intervention to lessen caregiver burden. By lessening caregiver burden, we may improve outcomes including quality of life for both caregivers and patients.