As a board-certified psychiatrist, my expertise focuses on the psychological and psychiatric problems of patients with prostate cancer and other genitourinary diseases. I provide individual and couples interventions to patients and their families, as well as care for patients through our Geriatric Counseling Program, Bereavement Services, and Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Program. Furthermore, I am the psychiatric liaison to the Genitourinary and Geriatric Disease Management Teams.
I am also affiliated with the psychotherapy laboratory. The lab conducts and examines clinical trials to identify aspects of therapy that prove therapeutic to patients. My research interests have included studying fatigue related to prostate cancer and the development of geriatric-specific psychotherapy.
I serve as the training program director of the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program. This is a joint Memorial Sloan Kettering/New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center fellowship training program in psychosomatic medicine and psycho-oncology.
I am a member of many scientific and medical societies including the International Psycho-Oncology Society, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. In addition to psychiatry, I am board-certified in psychosomatic medicine as well as geriatric psychiatry, and have been the recipient of two teaching awards.
- Clinical Expertise: Psychiatric Problems Associated with Prostate Cancer and Bereavement
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, New York Medical College
- Residencies: Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York)
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry; Psychosomatic Medicine
Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.