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Professional Statement

  • A personal physician who provides sensitive caring, medical dedication, scientific skill, and clinical expertise. An internist with 8 years of rigorous university-based post graduate training as a foundation for a varied and extensive practice in internal medicine, clinical nutrition, and gastroenterology.
  • A general physician with subspecialty skills (including endoscopy, colonoscopy, liver biopsy, and small bowel capsule endoscopy); a subspecialist who thinks like an internist. A former Chief Resident who is an avid teacher, who can discuss issues in plain talk.
  • Prevention is stressed, nutrition is integrated into the practice.
  • I strive to do my best to help my patients achieve, maintain, and restore their vigor, vitality, health and well-being in mind, body, and spirit.
  • My diagnostic approach emphasizes time with a patient, bedside evaluation, history and physical exam, with judicious and appropriate use of laboratory, radiology, endoscopy, and subspecialty consultants.

Education

  • Medical School - Thomas Jefferson University
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center (Residency)
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center (Internship)
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Rockefeller University, Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Awards and Publications

  • CRC Guide to America's Top Physicians 2003-present
  • CRC Guide to America's Top Gastroenterologists 2007-present
  • Patients' Choice Award, vitals.com 2008-present
  • Fellow of American College of Physicians
  • Fellow of American Gastroenterological Association

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish