Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora13123 East 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045
Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Springs4090 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Clinical Interest for Patients
My many clinical interests include taking care of children and adolescents with sports injuries or injuries of their bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, or other soft tissue; chronic pain; concussion; medical conditions that lead to functional impairments or disabilities, such as congenital or acquired amputations/limb difference, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brain injury, spinal cord injury, skeletal dysplasia, hypermobility syndromes, and other conditions that patients may have been born with or acquired later in life that impact their function. I also have a passion for providing sports medicine services to children and adolescents of all abilities, including patients with different impairments or disabilities.
Inspired by my own personal experiences as a patient, I strive to provide the best care experience for all of my patients. Having sustained multiple major injuries as an athlete, including an ACL and medial meniscus tear while skiing in medical school, I recognized early on in life the impact that our medical conditions, injuries, and illnesses have on us as a whole, on our childhood and development, and on our families. As a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician (also known as a physiatrist) who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults of all abilities, I am passionate about taking care of my patients with a holistic approach. I focus not only on my patients’ medical conditions, but how their medical conditions affect our function, activities, quality of life, and how we can optimize these areas through recovery and treatment options. I believe it is important to take the time to get to know my patients, including carefully listening to their and their families’ concerns, performing a comprehensive but relevant examination and evaluation, and making sure my patients and their families understand their medical conditions and potential treatment options. I spend time working together with my patients, their family, and our medical team to discuss next steps and treatment options. I take into consideration patients’ and families’ thoughts and concerns as well as current research, to come up with a medical plan specific to their needs. Each of my patients is unique, and therefore each of my patients deserves a personalized approach to their medical care.
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ( 2018 )
- Brain Injury Medicine ( 2022 )
- Sports Medicine ( 2020 )
- Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Conditions & Treatments
Bones, Joints and Muscles
Wellness and Prevention
Child and Teen Health
Brain and Nervous System
Interests & Activities
In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, swimming, cycling, yoga, exploring the outdoors, playing with our new puppy, traveling, and working on sewing projects.
I have a passion for promoting physical activity and providing improved medical care to people of all abilities. In particular, I am dedicated to growing a more inclusive environment and supporting sports and recreation opportunities that include individuals with disabilities, while also providing medical support when needed. I enjoy teaching adaptive ski and sit ski with the National Sports Center for the Disabled and Children's Hospital Colorado. I co-founded the Boulder Ballet adaptive dance program. I also serve as team physician for multiple adaptive sports organizations/teams, including Head Team Physician of the Team USA Paralympics Swimming National Team. I have also volunteered as a physician and camp counselor at multiple camps for children with different medical conditions or disabilities.
Education & Training
MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School
BA, Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Mercy Medical Center (Baltimore) Program
University of Maryland Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine/Children's Mercy Hospital Program
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Member
American Academy of Pediatrics, Member
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Member
American College of Sports Medicine, Member
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Member
Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, Member
Research & Grants
Research Interests for Patients
My research interests are primarily focused on adaptive and para sports medicine, including sports-related injury and illness epidemiology, benefits of sports and recreation in athletes with disabilities, and classification in para sports. I also have research interests in medical education.