I am a board-certified general internist and palliative medicine physician and an associate professor of Clinical Medicine. My commitment to compassionate, patient-centered medicine has helped me develop an approach to care that emphasizes open communication, physical diagnosis, and evidence-based clinical reasoning. My passion for bedside teaching has resulted in the receipt of many teaching awards. Before joining Memorial Sloan Kettering, I served in a variety of hospital administrative and leadership roles throughout my career, including those of Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Vice Chairman of Medicine, and Chief of Palliative Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center and the North Bronx Healthcare Network. My academic interests span the areas of quality improvement and patient safety, end-of-life care, the use of information technology in clinical decision-making, and medical education.
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I am extremely honored to have been asked to lead MSK’s newly constituted Division of Survivorship and Supportive Care and to serve as Associate Chairman for Patient Care Operations. Cancer survivorship embraces the full cancer-care spectrum, from diagnosis to final outcome — whether that be cure, chronic disease management, or end-of-life care. This new division (composed of Hospital Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics, Urgent Care, Employee Health and Wellness, and Integrative Medicine) will serve as the intellectual, administrative, and academic home for MSK practitioners whose efforts are primarily focused on the support of patients (and staff) throughout this care continuum. I plan to work with leaders from across MSK to develop, nurture, and expand inter-service, interdivisional, and interprofessional clinical programs in this area. My work will hopefully play a role in MSK’s continual efforts to improve patient care quality and experience, and will ultimately help MSK realize its mission to provide the most cutting-edge and compassionate cancer care anywhere.
- Languages Spoken: English; Spanish
- Education: MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; MBA, University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management
- Residencies: Mount Sinai Hospital (New York)
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Medicine
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
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