I am an Associate Attending Physician on the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service at Memorial Hospital and a member of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Disease Management Team. I am a board-certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist and completed a Certificate of Added Qualification in transplant hepatology. I graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by specialty training in gastroenterology and nutrition at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After completion of my GI fellowship, I was an Advanced Hepatology Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where I served as the Chief Hepatology Fellow.
My areas of interest include a wide spectrum of liver disease, including treatment of viral hepatitis B and C, immune-mediated liver diseases, and metabolic liver diseases. I have a strong interest in management of chronic and advanced liver disease in patients with an underlying malignancy and in liver-related complications of cancer therapies. Alongside my primary interest in hepatology, I am a strong believer in cancer prevention and early detection, and screening colonoscopy is an integral part of my practice.
Prior to joining the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering, I was on the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College where I was involved as both principal and co-investigator in multiple clinical trials investigating novel agents for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C and B. My other academic interests include the detection and diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma, nonalcoholic fatty liver, vaccination patterns in patients with chronic liver disease, predictors of response to IFN-based therapy in chronic hepatitis C patients and outcomes of antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C in cancer survivors, effects of prior resolved or occult hepatitis B infection on the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, and disease progression in patients with chronic hepatitis C.
I perform standard upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and percutaneous liver biopsy in Memorial Sloan Kettering's GI endoscopy unit and see outpatients needing advice on the management of liver diseases in the outpatient facility at the main campus.