Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
I help lead national clinical trials and give second opinions for other institutions for pediatric high-grade glioma, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), and diffuse midline glioma. I also specialize in the diagnosis and management of other childhood tumors of the brain and spinal cord. In addition, I have expertise in other childhood cancers, benign blood disorders, and stem cell transplant.
I am committed to providing exceptional child- and family-centered care to my patients. I strive to communicate information truthfully to families at all times, and in an age-appropriate way to patients throughout childhood. As part of a team that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and others, I aim to provide the highest quality, most innovative care to all patients from Colorado and beyond, to maximize cure rates and minimize adverse effects of treatment.
- Pediatric Hematology / Oncology ( 2015 )
- Pediatrics ( 2010 )
Conditions & Treatments
Brain Cancer, Pediatric Cancer
Child and Teen Health
Brain and Nervous System
Interests & Activities
Spending time with my wife and three children, playing piano, singing, road cycling, running, tennis, and triathlon.
I enjoy educating the community on childhood cancer research and advocating for our patients. I am also a volunteer youth soccer and baseball coach.
Education & Training
MD, New York University School of Medicine (2006)
BA, Dartmouth College (NH) (2002)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2007)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2010)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2009)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program (2013)
Children's Oncology Group, Member, CNS Committee
University of Colorado Cancer Center, Mentored Member
Research & Grants
Career Development Award (K08) (2017)
Research Scholarship (2017)
Epidemiology Research Grant (2019)
Community Outreach Research Grant (2020)
Research Grant (2020)
Research Grant (2020)
Research Interests for Patients
My research focuses on a specific type of cancer called high-grade glioma, an aggressive brain tumor affecting both children and adults. We focus especially on two pediatric subtypes called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and pediatric glioblastoma. I work in the lab to find new treatments for these tumors; we then study the treatments in laboratory models of the tumors, including mouse models, and then bring the treatments most likely to be successful to clinical trials in children.