I am a pediatric neurosurgeon at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. I care for patients with epilepsy, brain and spine tumors, hydrocephalus, traumatic injuries, spasticity, and other congenital spine and cranial neurological disorders.
I have always been fascinated by neuroscience and decided early in my training that I wanted to care for pediatric patients. I enjoy working with children, their parents and other caregivers to provide a thorough investigation into their concerns, answer their questions and provide a comprehensive care plan. My goal is to provide compassionate care for the entire family as we work to heal and care for their child.
I am fellowship-trained in utilizing some of the latest technology for treating neurological concerns, including epilepsy. This includes performing Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, and utilizing the robotic stereotactic assistance (ROSA) robot for stereotactic depth electrode placement, which also aids in preventing and curing seizures.
In addition to providing patient care, I am also involved in clinical research to further understand and improve treatment options and outcomes for our patients.