EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine , 2011 , St. Louis , MO

Internship

  • Mayo Clinic , 2012 , Rochester , MN

Residency

  • Mayo Clinic , 2016 , Rochester , MN

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2018 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I have always been fascinated by the mystery of how the intricately woven connections of the brain develop in every child and make each of us 'who we are' and how tiny changes can result in dramatic differences.

As a physician-scientist, my goal is to use knowledge we discover in the laboratory to inform clinical practice as well as translate discoveries into practical ways to improve the lives of children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I am a physician-scientist specializing in translational neuroimaging dedicated to understanding and treating autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental conditions. I earned my baccalaureate, medical, and graduate doctoral degrees at Washington University in St. Louis, where I became an expert in using functional neuroimaging to understand brain networks. Following my graduate education, I then went on to complete a combined residency in Pediatrics and Child Neurology at Mayo Clinic where I became interested in childhood conditions affecting cognition including neurodevelopmental disorders.

I came to Boston Children's Hospital in 2016 as a Behavioral Neurology fellow, seeing patients in the Autism Spectrum Center as well as in the Behavioral Neurology Clinic. I am also a Translational Post-Doctoral Neurodevelopment Fellow in the Computational Radiology Laboratory where my research program focuses on improving our ability to study patients with autism spectrum disorders as well as localize the cause of specific symptoms across neurodevelopmental disorders.

My research interests and expertise constructing and applying novel neuroimaging methods to understand brain development, with a focus on cognitive, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders, i.e., disorders that affect wide-ranging networks in the brain, such as autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit disorders.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology