My clinical interests are congenital heart disease. I am also very motivated to examine the effect of symptoms--with or without "identified" disease--on the lives of young people.
To try to understand how children and adolescents perceive their symptoms, their illness or their disease...and to start there, at each visit. To help teach young people that symptoms and disease may be part of their life, but that it does not define them.
RoundUp River Ranch--Medical Volunteer, Heart Week 2014-present
Psychological effects of disease on children
Psychological effects of the practice of medicine