Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
My grandfather was a physician and he was never subtle about what type of career I should pursue, even as far as back as elementary school. After I realized I wasn't going to be playing for the New York Knicks, my life naturally gravitated towards medicine. I have always been interested in the scientific aspects of medicine, but what I love most is the interpersonal relationships that are developed between patients and physicians. I love learning about my patients' lives, and I think it's an integral part of providing the best care possible.
What I want my patients to know about me:
Two main things: One, I love being a physician, and two, I highly value the importance of learning about my patients lives on a personal level.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I have two young, wild boys and a wife who is also a physician. My family motivates me and I love spending time with them. We love to travel and I'm hopeful we go to all the places on our ever-changing bucket list before I turn 75. I grew up in California and moved to New York at a young age. For better or worse, I root for the NY Yankees, Knicks, and Jets. I love following and playing sports. I try to stay as active as I can.