Bio


I am a Pediatric Nephrology fellow. My clinical interests include kidney transplantation, critical care medicine, chronic kidney disease in medically complex patients and hypertension. I am a translational science researcher with a focus on kidney transplants, biomarker design, cell injury and the alternative renin-angiotensin system ACE2 and Ang-(1-7). I am funded by grants from Stanford University's Transplant and Tissue Engineering Center of Excellence and the TL1 Post-Doctoral Training Program, a CTSA grant through SPECTRUM at Stanford University. My research mentors are Dr. Paul Grimm and Dr. Alan Pao.

I graduated cum laude from the College of William and Mary, earning a B.S. in Biology and a Minor in Biochemistry. I earned my M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. I completed my Pediatric residency at Northwestern University and am a Board-certified pediatrician.

Honors & Awards


  • The Intensive Course in Clinical Research (ICCR), Spectrum, Stanford University (2012)
  • Global Health: Beyond Diseases and International Organizations, Stanford University (2013)
  • TL1 Post-Doctoral Training Program, CTSA, Spectrum, Stanford University (September 2013 to present)
  • Fellowship Award, Program Endowment Fund, Transplant and Tissue Engineering Center of Excellence, Stanford University (July 2013 to present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Society of Transplantation (2013 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Nephrology (2013 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (2012 - Present)
  • Peer-Reviewer, European Journal of Clinical Investigation (2013 - Present)
  • Member, American Board of Pediatrics (2012 - Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (2009 - 2012)

Professional Education


  • Bachelor of Science, College of William and Mary (2005)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Virginia (2009)

Stanford Advisors


Community and International Work


  • International Medicine, Mexico

    Topic

    Medical Care

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Summer Medical Institute, Valley Baptist Health Center

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • International Medicine, Ghana

    Topic

    Medical Care

    Partnering Organization(s)

    University of Virginia

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Translational research in biomarkers of kidney transplant injury. Specifically, I research the alternative, regulatory pathway of the renin-angiotensin system called ACE2 and Ang-(1-7). I am investigating ACE2 and Ang-(1-7) as novel biomarkers of early kidney transplant injury in order to better diagnosis and treat damage to transplanted kidneys.

I also research kidney transplant rejection, specifically how donor-specific antibodies lead to humoral (antibody-mediated) rejection and how best to treat these antibodies. I also do some research in childhood hypertension, specifically how best to treat high blood pressure.