Current Research and Scholarly Interests
I have a background in internal medicine and pediatrics, and believe it is important to care for chronically ill patients across their entire life spectrum. In addition, I have always been interested in palliative care, provider communication, and patients' end of life experience. I would like to apply these interests to both pediatric cardiology and adult congenital cardiology. These patients often are critically or chronically ill, and they and their families would benefit from thoughtful communication, conversations about goals of care, and attention to quality of life. The adult congenital population is one that is growing exponentially due to the success of keeping pediatric cardiology patients healthy in their childhood. There is currently very little research at the intersection of palliative care, pediatric cardiology, and adult congenital cardiology, so I intend to add to this body of literature, and in so doing improve the lives of these patients.