Qualifications and experience
- Child and Teen Health, Heart and Circulation, Heart and Circulation - Cardiomyopathy, Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease, Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure, Pediatric Cardiology
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2005)
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine (1998)
Brown University Program (2002)
University of Iowa (IA) (1993)
- Research interest for patients
My research interest is to identify targeted therapy specific to children suffering from poor heart function. Currently, treatment of children with heart failure is based on what is done for adult patients. Important differences exist between children and adults with heart failure and our goal is to identify treatment options that are appropriate specifically for children.
- Volunteer activities
In addition to various institutional committees, I am a member of multiple American Heart Association Committees including the Leadership Council for the Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY), Past Chair of the CVDY Early Career and Mentoring Committee and the CVDY representative to the Women in Cardiology Committee. I am a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation. I am a standing member for the NIH/NHLBI study section for Mentored Patient Oriented Research and serve as an external reviewer for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia T32 (research training grant).. Through these activities, I participate in efforts to improve awareness of heart disease, advocate for patient rights, perform peer-review of individual research grants and research programs and have the opportunity to contribute to national guideline development for children with heart disease.