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Summary

Pediatrician with a mission to help children and their families who face developmental, behavioral, and learning challenges.

Experience

July 2013June 2016

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellow

Medical University of South Carolina
  • Completed a 3 year fellowship training program consisting of clinical experience and academic research in the field of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
  • Extended training in the diagnosis and management of children primarily with developmental delays, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, down syndrome, spina bifida, prematurity, genetic disorders, and a wide range of behavioral issues.
  • Teaching experience: Quarterly medical student lectures, bi-annual resident lectures, and yearly genetics discussion groups.
  • Completed Stanford Series Clinical Teaching Program consisting of seminars designed to enhance participants' versatility as teachers, enhance their ability to analyze clinical teaching using an educational framework, and provide a forum for collegial exchange.
  • Research Project:  IRB approved study titled "Utilizing Wearable Activity Monitors in Children with ADHD".
  • Completed Stanford Series Clinical Teaching Program consisting of seminars designed to enhance participants' versatility as teachers, enhance their ability to analyze clinical teaching using an educational framework, and provide a forum for collegial exchange.
  • Presented two journal club discussion articles.
  • Participated in Resident Incentive Program QI Project.
  • Participated in a fellows board review course.
  • See Honors and Presentations at the end of this CV for other activities conducted during fellowship.
July 2013June 2014

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND), Long Term Trainee

Association of University Centers on Disabilities
  • Completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program which provides long-term graduate level interdisciplinary training as well as interdisciplinary services and care. The purpose of the LEND training program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. The program accomplishes this by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and by insuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence.
July 2010June 2013

Resident Physician in the Pediatrics Residency Program

Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
  • Completed 3 year residency training program in General Pediatrics.
  • House staff member for inpatient and outpatient pediatric care associated with Palmetto Health Children's Hospital.
  • Leadership positions: Pediatrics Advocacy Committee, NICU Improvement Committee, Palmetto Health Residents' Council, and Palmetto Health ACGME Accreditation Committee.
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds Presentation, May 2013 "Sleep Disturbances and the Impact on Child Development"
  • Quality Improvement Project: M-CHAT, October 2011 to Present Evaluated the Children's Hospital Outpatient Clinic M-CHAT testing process and adjusted test administration flow and simplified physician physical grading and computerized data entry. Correct documentation of the M-CHAT increased from 77% to 95%.
  • Award: Resident Teacher of the Rotation, Winter 2013
  • Award: Resident of the Quarter, Winter 2011 to 2012 Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, Child and Adolescent Staff Voted on by staff for providing extraordinary care to patients and families.
  • Journal Club: AAP's ADHD Guidelines, December 2011 Led discussion on the evidence supporting the new ADHD guidelines.
  • Volunteer: EdVenture State Children's Museum, Fall 2010 to Spring 2011 Delivered presentations to special needs children and their families on topics including the benefits of vaccinations and healthy lifestyles.
  • Volunteer: Medical Missions Physician on multiple mission trips serving impoverished areas in the Dominican Republic, Uganda, and El Salvador.
July 2006June 2010

Medical Student 

University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Graduated with Doctorate of Medicine.
  • Healthy Habits Curriculum, Pediatrics Interest Group, August 2007 to May 2008 Service project which encouraged third-grade students to develop healthy choices in diet and physical activities during multiple visits to their elementary school.
  • Crayton Middle School Project, Pediatrics Interest Group, January 2007 to June 2007 Service project to mentor middle school students and teach about medicine through large group presentations combined with small group sessions and hands-on exercises. Presentation topics included genetics, medical technology, diabetes, and microbiology.
Oct 2005May 2006

Middle School Math Teacher, Basketball Coach, and Softball Coach

Wilson Hall School
  • 7th and 8th grade Math and Pre-Algebra Teacher.
  • Assistant Junior Varsity and Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach. Both teams won conference championships.
  • Junior Varsity Softball Coach. Team was able to defeat each team played at least once.
Aug 2005Oct 2005

Hurricane Katrina Response Volunteer and Supervisor

American Red Cross
  • Directed over 100 disaster response team members in providing aid to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Katrina
Aug 2003July 2004

Medical Assistant

Good Neighbor Healthcare Center
  • Obtained patient histories, vitals, and blood work at a sliding scale medical clinic in Houston, Texas.
  • Administered and helped to manage the clinic's Reach Out and Read program.
Aug 2000May 2003

Undergraduate Student

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Graduated with B.S. in Biology
  • Undergraduate Research, Dr. Josephine John's Neuropsychiatry Lab, Fall 2002 to Spring 2003 Research examined the effects of intermittent and chronic gestational cocaine injection on maternal behavior and neurological changes in rats.
  • INSPIRE Student Teaching, Fall 2002 to Spring 2003 Student initiative designed to improve science education in North Carolina by placing students in schools where they can perform science experiments and serve as a volunteer to work with elementary, middle, or high school students.
  • Service Committee Chairman, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fall 2000 to Spring 2002 Organized various service opportunities for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Service events included reading and tutoring children at a local orphanage and volunteering at a camp for children with autism. Meals were prepared for families of hospitalized patients who were staying at the Ronald McDonald House

Honors and Presentations

  • June 2016 - Abstract Accepted, "Feasibility of Utilizing Wearable Activity Monitors to Track Sleep in Children with ADHD"
    • Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Savannah, GA
    • Accepted to present research poster at the annual international meeting
  • April 2016 – Speaker, “Piece It Together: Comprehensive Wellness Program for Transitional Age
    Youth with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders”
    • MUSC Pediatrics Grand Rounds Warm-Up Talk, Charleston, SC
    • Presented 10 minutes talk on obesity, autism, and the Piece It Together program to the MUSC Pediatrics department
  • March 2016 – Poster Presentation, "Piece It Together: Comprehensive Wellness Program for Transitional Age Youth with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders"
    • Charles P. Darby Children's Research Institute, Charleston, SC
    • Presented poster at research conference at MUSC Research Day.
  • March 2016 – Project Presentation, "Piece It Together: Comprehensive Wellness Program for Transitional Age Youth with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders"
    • Maternal and Child Health Bureau Fellowship Meeting, Palo Alto, CA
    • Presented research in progress at annual meeting.
  • September 2015 – Invited Speaker, “Developmental and Behavioral Screening and Intervention: M-CHAT R/F and Ages and Stages”
    • MUSC Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Charleston, SC
    • Presented hour-long talk on developmental screening to the MUSC Family Medicine department.
  • August 2015 - Research Abstract Presentation, "Utilizing Wearable Activity Monitors in Children with ADHD to Increase Caregiver Awareness of Physical Activity and Sleep"
    • Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Research Symposium, Las Vegas, NV
    • Accepted to present research abstract at the symposium. Two-day program consisting of seminars and coaching in beginning and conducting research projects.
  • May 2015 - Invited Speaker, “Growing Strong: Development and Behavior in Early Childhood for the Primary Care Provider”
    • Tidelands Health CME Event, Murrells Inlet, SC
    • Conducted 90 minute seminar to local providers regarding the importance of physical activity and sleep
  • April 2015 - Research Poster Presentation, "Differential Impact of Growth Variables on Neurodevelopmental Domains in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants Less Than 26 Weeks Gestational Age"
    • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
    • Accepted to present research poster at the annual international meeting
  • March 2015 - Research Abstract Presentation, "Utilizing Wearable Activity Monitors in Children with ADHD to Increase Caregiver Awareness of Physical Activity and Sleep"
    • Maternal and Child Health Bureau Fellowship Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
    • Presented research in progress at annual meeting.
  • September 2014 - Research Poster Presentation, "Differential Impact of Growth Variables on Neurodevelopmental Domains in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants Less Than 26 Weeks Gestational Age"
    • Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Meeting, Nashville, TN
    • Accepted to present poster at annual national meeting
  • September 2014 - Research Abstract Presentation, "Utilizing Google Glass to Provide Applied Behavioral Analysis to Children with Autism"
    • Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Research Symposium, Nashville, TN
    • Accepted to present research abstract, and the symposium proved valuable feedback through two day program consisting of seminars and coaching in beginning and conducting research projects.
  • November 2014 - Platform Presentation, "Social Media Use in Post-Secondary Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities"
    • State of the Art Conference for Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Reston, VA
    • Accepted to present project at the annual conference
  • November 2014 - Platform Presentation, "Social Media Use in Post-Secondary Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities"
    • Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference, Washington, DC
    • Accepted to present project at the annual conference.
  • March 2014 - Research Abstract Presentation, "Utilizing Social Networking to Track Sleep in Children with ADHD"
    • Maternal and Child Health Bureau Fellowship Meeting, Boston, MA
    • Presented research in progress at annual meeting.