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.
As chairman of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Graduate Medical Education Committee, I help oversee the education of medical students, residents, and fellows who train at Memorial Sloan Kettering so we can maintain excellence in our teaching programs. Because of my commitment to education, Governor David Paterson appointed me to Chair the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME).
In addition to helping care for women with breast cancer and maintaining excellence in education, I also conduct research, which has been focused on developing ways to reduce the disparities in health care experienced by medically underserved women with cancer.
- Clinical Expertise: Psychiatric Problems Associated with Breast Cancer and Women at High Genetic Risk
- 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
As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.Learn more