Board-Certified: Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship-Trained: Gastroenterology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Internship & Residency: Chief Resident, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
MD: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, Piscataway, NJ
BA: Biology (with honors), Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Member: American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, New York County Medical Society, New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Additional Qualification: International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP)
“I love being a doctor. I initially chose to study internal medicine because it encompasses the whole person and enables me to address anything that comes through my door. When I went on to subspecialize, I chose gastroenterology, a procedural subspecialty, as I enjoy both thinking and doing. In addition, I’ve found that even a small abnormality in the digestive system can wreak havoc on quality of life; helping people in these circumstances is wholly satisfying. Like all of medicine, gastroenterology cannot be practiced in a vacuum; it requires a thorough knowledge of the whole person. Training for any medical subspecialty like gastroenterology or cardiology requires completion of an internal medicine residency, and I’ve remained committed to practicing general medicine, preventive medicine and gastroenterology for over 20 years.
“My philosophy of private healthcare is to really look at the whole person, their lifestyle, habits, likes and dislikes, home life, work life and any other attributes that may give me a clue as to whom I’m meeting with and what I can do to help. With four years of medical school, six years of postgraduate training and over 20 years in private medical practice, I’m confident I can help almost anyone in need. Understanding that there is no substitute for time in getting to know people, I take as much time as is needed to be sure I cover all concerns in detail.
“As a concierge physician, my goal is to provide an environment where people feel comfortable and safe discussing anything that comes to mind, where no problem is considered trivial and there is no risk of feeling judged. I enjoy teaching patients as if they were students of their disease or condition, thereby creating options that will be effective. This enables me to better partner with them on health-related issues. Ultimately, I hope to provide my patients with something they cannot find elsewhere in New York City or anywhere else.”