I am a physician of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, who specializes in evaluating cancer patients and cancer survivors who have neurological and musculoskeletal impairments related to their cancer and its treatment.
I have specialized training in spinal cord injury medicine, and my clinical interests include the care of patients with neurological impairments secondary to primary and metastatic tumors of the spine, spinal cord, and brain, as well as neurological impairments that can develop as a result of cancer treatment. These impairments can include weakness, sensory deficits, unstable balance, autonomic dysfunction, pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction, spasticity, sexual dysfunction, difficulty swallowing, and abnormal gait.
My goal is to optimize my patients’ function and improve their overall quality of life. To accomplish this goal, I collaborate with a team of dedicated physicians, physical and occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists to establish comprehensive treatment plans utilizing a combination of physical, occupational, and speech therapies; medications; therapeutic injections; bracing and assistive devices; and patient education.