I am a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the psychological treatment of people with breast cancer and their families. I also counsel women at high risk of breast cancer who are considering risk reducing options. In addition to clinical activities, my research interests have focused on developing ways to reduce the disparities in health care experienced by medically underserved women with cancer.
For more than 20 years I served as Chair of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Graduate Medical Education Committee. I now serve as Chair Emeritus and in this role I help oversee the education of medical students, residents, and fellows who train at MSK. An important committee goal is to maintain excellence in our teaching programs. Because of my commitment to education, former New York State Governor David Paterson appointed me to chair the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) and I continue in that role.
- Clinical Expertise: Psychiatric Problems Associated with Breast Cancer and Women at High Genetic Risk
- Awards and Honors: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2015, 2016)
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
- Residencies: Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital; Montefiore Hospital (Bronx, New York)
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Psychiatry
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