I am a board-certified specialist in internal medicine who joined Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2010. I am an academic hospitalist — a physician who specializes in the comprehensive care of patients while they are in the hospital. I currently focus on the care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and am responsible for coordinating their clinical care and management from their admission to the inpatient medical ward until they leave the hospital. I am also interested in hospital quality initiatives as well as palliative care and hospice medicine..
In addition to my clinical work, I have a strong interest in the education of young physicians and am involved in teaching both medical students and residents. I currently serve as associate director of the residency program for rotating house staff, working closely with the program director and the chief resident to provide exemplary training of our transitional-year interns and rotating house staff.
After receiving my MD degree in 2000 from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, I trained in internal medicine with a concentration in women’s health at Jacobi Medical Center, an affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I was then chosen to be a chief resident, responsible for the management of the internal medicine residency program. I subsequently worked as an academic hospitalist at Yale-New Haven Hospital and then Jacobi Medical Center where I served as director of the hospitalist program. I then moved to Los Angeles where I served as an academic hospitalist and an associate director of the residency training program at LAC+USC Medical Center, an affiliate of Keck School of Medicine.
- Clinical Expertise: General Medical Care for Oncology Patients; Internal Medicine
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
- Residencies: Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Board Certifications: General Internal Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
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