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Research

  • 2012-Current: Fragility fracture prevention project: This project is an IRB approved retrospective study focused on hip fracture patients treated in our community. Using retrospective data on over 300 patients, I started a fracture liaison service based on the AOA “Own the Bone” Program. I ran this program with an RN in addition to my regular practice until we hired a full time NP. Every patient over age 50 with a low energy fracture is offered screening for osteoporosis and nearly 300 patients have entered the program.
  • 2013-2015: Hip fracture Outcomes Project: Working with a multi-disciplinary team including geriatrics and utilizing best practices from the international geriatric fracture society we improved the care of hip fracture patients and have decreased 30 day mortality from 12.7% 2011-2013 to 3.9% in 2015 which is better than the national average of 3.1%.
  • 2008-2011: Hopkins Resident project; "Pathophysiology of Steroid Induced Osteonecrosis"
  • 2001-2002: Wistar Institute; Philadelphia, PA: Research Assistant, Microarray Core Facility
  • 2001-2002: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Philadelphia, PA: Clinical Research Assistant
  • 1998-2000: Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD: Microarray Lab Technician
  • Summer 1997: Kennedy Krieger Institute; Baltimore, MD: Neuroscience Lab Technician
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Maryland Medical Center