I am a pediatric palliative care physician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. I provide inpatient consultation with the interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care Team for children and their families who face serious and potentially life-threatening diseases or illness.
My goal with the PPCT team is to help relieve suffering and enhance quality of life for patients and families with excellent pain and symptom management, psychosocial and emotional support, spiritual care, complementary therapies, and identification of community resources available to families. Consultative services can include goals of care counseling and coordination of communication between families and multiple caregivers.
In addition to my work at Joe DiMaggio, I have an outpatient Hollywood, Florida, office for assessment and treatment of chronic pain in children. I am also a member of the outpatient Joe DiMaggio Children’s Complex Chronic Care Clinic Team, offering transition of care visits from hospital to home for medically complex children with a goal of assisting these children and families to remain at home as much as possible.
I am a member of Memorial Healthcare System’s Bioethics Committee and serve as an instructor in medical education for a pediatric palliative elective for local Florida medical school students.
I maintain my international pediatric palliative care community relationships after spending a year working in Botswana, Africa, for Baylor Texas Children’s Global Health Corps Program in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatric palliative care prior to joining Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in 2015.
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