Home Town: Littleton, Colo.
Undergraduate Institution: University of Denver
Medical/Graduate School Institution: Boston University School of Medicine
Research interests: I an intensely interested in the mechanisms by which pathogenic bacteria breach the human body’s defenses and establish invasive disease. I believe that in these early moments, the dance between host and pathogen largely determines the trajectory of the infection and clinical course of the host. By working to better understand what microbial elements and what host elements impact these early moments of infection, I expect that we may be able to design better diagnostics and therapeutics to identify and prevent disseminated infection and the dysregulated immune/inflammatory reaction that can accompany it.
Fellowship Interest: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Why did you pick Texas Children's/Baylor Pediatrician-Scientist Program?
My priority when looking for a residency was finding somewhere that would train me to be the best pediatrician I could be, while understanding and respecting the unique needs to develop a career as a pediatrician-scientist. Baylor/Texas Children's offered an uncompromising, high-volume and high-acuity clinical training program with opportunities for autonomy, procedural training and to operate as a team supervisor. This clinical training was seated within a thoughtfully designed, protected research training curriculum and extensive physician-scientist specific mentorship. This made Baylor/Texas Children's perfect for me!
What do you do for fun?
Bake, cook, eat any type of food, explore new breweries and cafes with friends and my family