“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a child.”
— Forest Witcraft

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I am a physician-scientist currently in my fifth year of a child neurology residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. In winter 2020 I am beginning an NIH-funded research fellowship in the Dosenbach Lab investigating biomarkers of traumatic brain injury and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children using functional MRI. See my curriculum vitae.

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Interacting with large amounts of brain imaging data requires fluency in neuroanatomy, math, and computer science. I believe in the principles of open science and open source, collaborative software. You can find a sampling of my code on GitHub.

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If I'm not at my desk, chances are I'm in the kitchen. Sharing freshly-baked treats with others gives me great joy! Until they figure out a way to send chocolate chip cookies over the Internet, check out my recipe blog (coming soon).

So Much To Do

So little time.

  • Child Neurologist

    Caring for children and their families each day is a privilege. I am a child neurology resident in my 5th year at St. Louis Children's hospital.

  • Neuroscientist

    I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Dosenbach and Barch labs. We are mapping the human brain with functional neuroimaging.

  • Computer Programmer

    I code in C++ and Rust (among others) for profit and for fun. See my coding blog and projects on Github.

  • Husband

    I have a soul mate and lifetime partner in local veterinarian Amanda Zerkel. You might find us around St. Louis in the wonderful Botanical Garden or at Forest Park.

  • Outdoorsman

    Whether it's hiking at Castlewood State Park, tinkering in my backyard garden, or watering my orchid collection, I love being in nature.

  • Chef

    Savory or sweet, domestic or international, cooking or baking, I have a special place in my heart (and stomach) for food. Check out my recipe blog (coming soon).

Get in Touch

I love meeting new people, but I'm too old fashioned for social networking.

(Please don't e-mail medical questions. Call my office at 314-454-6120 instead.)