Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
My many clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiency, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders.
I strive to provide the best care for my patients. I believe in treating patients and their families, taking into account every aspect of the patient's body and health, empowering them with knowledge regarding their disease. In both the clinical and research environments, I consider myself a “hands on” teacher. History and physical exam skills are best exemplified at the patient’s bedside, and it is there that I prefer to teach clinical medicine to students, residents and fellows. Clues obtained from the history and physical exam lead to the formation of possible hypothesis that explain the current disease process (differential diagnosis), and the formulation of tests needed to test this hypothesis (laboratory and/or imaging evaluation). Similarly, for graduate students, I find that working side-by-side at the bench is the best way to obtain clues from failed experiments, to hypothesize the conceptual or technical errors, and design modifications to the experiment to best troubleshoot the issues at hand.
- Allergy and Immunology ( 2014 )
- Pediatrics ( 2011 )
Conditions & Treatments
Genetic Conditions and Testing
Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Angioedema, Autoimmune Disorders, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Urticaria (Hives)
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, running, lifting, and cooking with my husband and daughter.
MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (2008)
BA/BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2002)
UCLA Medical Center Program
UCLA Medical Center Program (2011)
Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program (2014)
American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI), Member
Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), Member
European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID), Member
DP3: Type1 Diabetes Targeted Award (2016)
Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award (2016)
Crnic Grand Challenge (2017)
NIH K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (2017)
Immunology and Microbiology Pilot Grant (2017)
ARIAD Takaeda Immunotherapy (2018)
Research Interests for Patients
My research interests are primarily focused on investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying innate immune dysregulation in inflammatory disorders. My research program at UCD combines (i) multi-parameter technologies such as mass cytometry, and (ii) basic immunology molecular and biochemical methods, which enable mechanistic follow up studies to initial findings from “systems biology” approaches. This combination of “systems approach” and focused mechanistic studies allow characterization of mechanisms that govern the human immune perturbations in inflammatory disease, at the level of the single-cell and in the context of the entire immune system. The ultimate goal of my research is to identify immune parameters that predict and determine disease flare/relapse and prognosis in individual patients, and to devise immune-modulatory strategies that can decrease flare/relapse rate and prevent end-organ damage.