Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1975-1977
University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1973-1975
Montefiore Medical Center, 1980-1982
Montefiore Medical Center, Invasive/Interventional Cardiology, 1982-1983
- Internship & Residency
Montefiore Medical Center, 1978-1980
- Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine - Certified 1980
Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease - Certified 1983
Get to Know Me
What are some of the specific conditions you treat?
Heart Disease, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Chest Pain, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Heart Rhythm Abnormalities, High Cholesterol, Palpitations, Cardiac Risk Factor Reduction, Previous Coronary Bypass Surgery and Coronary Artery Stents, Heart Valve Abnormalities, Heart Valve Replacements, Atrial Fibrillation, Fainting, Evaluation and Interpretation of Cardiac Test Results, Pacemakers, Referrals for Stress Testing, Cardiac Imaging, Echocardiograms, Cardiac CT, Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Stenting and Bypass, and Valve Replacements.
What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?
I think it is important to treat each patient as an individual and spend quality time listening carefully to their symptoms and concerns. If we hear what is truly on the patient's mind, then we will do a much better job of helping the patient understand the tests that we order for them, the results as they come back, and the reasons for the treatments that we prescribe. Hopefully, the patient who feels they have been carefully heard and been a partner in their care plan development will be maximally motivated to follow that plan to better health.
What inspired you to become a doctor?
In high school I spent quite a bit of time as a candy stripper. It was very exciting to watch the physicians as they took care of patients in the hospital and worked with the hospital staff. I was lucky to be good in science and my early exposure to medicine left me convinced that that was the field for me.
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