Palo Alto, CA 94304
I'm a pediatric hematologist and I help run the blood bank that serves both Stanford and Packard hospitals. My cross-training makes me an expert in a new field called pediatric transfusion medicine, and there's only a handful of people who do what I do across the country. There are a lot of unanswered questions in our field — but each time a child gets a blood transfusion it helps us develop the safest and most effective ways to treat pediatric patients with blood.
I love working with children because they are so honest and optimistic. A patient once told me my outfit didn't match — I looked down and saw that I had two different shoes on. No adult would've been that honest. I just love that about children — their honesty and their positive outlook.
I'm also a parent, and that informs the way I practice medicine. I'm aware of how something simple, like an iron deficiency, changes a family's entire day. I want families to know that I understand the challenges of parenting, and that we'll work together as a team to make the best decisions for their child's care.
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2004
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2005
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2007
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, 2011
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA, 2012
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, American Board of Pathology
Hematology/Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics