About Me

I am a pediatrician, geneticist, and hematologist/oncologist who treats children with cancer and takes care of families with a predisposition to cancer. I treat patients with appropriate cancer therapies, offer evidence-based surveillance testing and prophylactic options to families with cancer predisposition, and contextualize information for patients with rare syndromes to generate therapeutic and surveillance options as part of a multidisciplinary team.

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My specific research interests are to understand why some families have a higher frequency of developing cancer than others by using molecular testing and traditional genetic modeling. As genetic sequencing becomes more common, results of uncertain significance are also increasing. Broadly speaking, my research interests include determining the significance of these variants for children with cancer and their families and attempting to answer if they are medically actionable.

  • Clinical Expertise: Pediatrics, Genetics, and Hematology & Oncology
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, University College Dublin
  • Residencies: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowships: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Board Certifications: Medical Genetics; Pediatrics

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