Born and raised in New York, I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from Rutgers University and my medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School). I completed my post-graduate training in the Mount Sinai hospital system on the Upper West Side of New York City and am currently double boarded in both Adult Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly known as Psychosomatic Medicine).
I have worked in psychiatric emergency rooms, on both voluntary and involuntary psychiatric units, in outpatient clinics, and as a hospital consultant on medical, surgical, and intensive care units. Working primarily in academic centers, I dedicated myself to the teaching and training of medical students and residents from a variety of specialties including psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, and surgery. I am currently a member of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and have also been recognized as one of New Jersey’s Best in Medicine by the American Health Council.