Positions

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics
Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Education

MD from Mayo Medical School
PhD from Mayo Graduate School
Molecular Pharmacology
BS from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Internship at Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Residency at Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship at Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Certifications

Medical License
Texas Medical Board

Professional Statement

The sudden death of an otherwise healthy child can devastate families and up-end entire communities. The trauma of losing a child perceived as healthy is only compounded by the frantic search for answers that the loved ones left behind pursue. These deaths often represent the fringe of clinical medicine where answers to diagnosis, risk stratification, and individualized life-saving interventions demand knowledge of functional genomics and cellular physiology in addition to clinical medicine. As a physician-scientist trained in the confluence of pediatric cardiology, human genetics, and molecular pharmacology, I seek to leverage genomics, cellular physiology, and molecular biophysics to determine why these children die, how to identify at-risk family members, and how to target the specific molecular abrogation that perturbs these children’s hearts.

Selected Publications

Funding

L40
- #HL129273-01
Grant funding from NIH
K08
- #HL136839-01
Grant funding from NIH
Paul C. Gillette Investigator Award
Grant funding from PACES
Pilot Award
Grant funding from BCM, Dept Pediatrics