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Professional Statement

  • We have rigorous training in medicine and insist on state-of-the-art methods of diagnosis and treatment for all our patients. We also have profound respect for the natural world and emphasize the value of natural processes such as breastfeeding and continuing good nutrition. In combining rigorous medical science and a profound respect for nature we’re aiming at a more “wholistic” approach to health and disease in which we want to see our patients recover quickly from illness in the short term but also to make decisions that bring lasting benefits over the long term.
  • The characteristic of our practice that we find most important is teaching, more precisely collaborative teaching. We have knowledge, experience and expertise, but so do you, and you know your child better than we ever can. Rather than writing a prescription for every diagnosis, we see our role as presenting our best thoughts and ideas, asking you
  • for yours, and explaining the most up-to-date medical recommendations. By working together in a collaborative effort, we believe that we will all have the best chance of coming up with a reasonable understanding of the issues and a practical, effective approach to management that works best for you, your family and the particular circumstances of your child.
  • Call our office and come on by. We’d love to meet you and we also welcome prenatal visits. Introducing ourselves beforehand can make things a whole lot easier once the baby arrives. Whether for a general check-up or the most difficult medical problem imaginable, please do call! We’ll be there to help in every way we can.

Education

  • Medical School - New York University
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Social Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Awards and Publications

  • Seigel W, Golden N, Gough J, Lashley M, Sacker I, Deptression, Self-esteem, and life events in adolescents with chronic disease, J of Adolescent Health Care 11:1-7; 1990

Professional Memberships

  • Brooklyn Pediatric Society
  • American Public Health Association
  • Academic Pediatric Association

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu