The patients and families I cared for have been my inspiration and motivate me to continue to work to improve children's health.
I witnessed the obesity trend evolve during my time in practice and saw the appearance of numerous diseases in children previously seen only in adults. These diseases include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, fatty liver disease, and high lipids. I want to fight this so that children can live healthier lives.
Why does this matter?
If we don't stop (and reverse) this trend, our children will live unhealthy shorter lifespans. A child affected by these diseases will likely have complications of them by the time they are adults.
My goal is to preserve children's health so that they can reach adulthood free of numerous adult diseases.