I bring a
balanced approach to my practice. On one hand, I come from a rather
progressive family. My mother is a well known midwife, an active
leader at La Leche League, and the founder and president of Mother
Nurture, a doula company. My father was one of the first consumer
reporters, always questioning big companies and fighting for the
little guy. I myself bring a little cynicism to Western medicine—I
am proud to say that at my practice, we distance ourselves from
pharmaceutical companies and resist being influenced by those
seeking profits through healthcare.
On the other hand, I am a highly trained doctor from a top medical
institution. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with
a degree in Biological Basis of Behavior, and then University
of California at San Francisco (UCSF) for medical school. I came
back to the East Coast to complete my pediatric residency at Mt.
Sinai Hospital. I stay current with the “latest and greatest”
by frequently attending medical conferences and reading pediatric
journals. In my profession, it is crucial that we stay on top
of the most recent discoveries, as well as results from well done
placebo-controlled double-blinded unbiased studies.
I am also board certified. The American Academy of Pediatrics
requires that doctors take a number of exams in order to become
board certified. These exams are difficult, covering issues that
a sub-specialist would typically manage, such as rare genetic
syndromes, or management of diabetic ketoacidosis or septic shock
from bacterial meningitis.
I am very involved in the Brooklyn community, often speaking at
Chuse’s birthing classes, Families
First, and Baby
Bites Brooklyn. In addition, I am the pediatric expert for
Grows in Brooklyn, a wonderful website for families with children.
At the site you can find my advice on a host of pediatric
issues, such as newborn care, asthma, allergies, starting
solids, colic and vaccines. I live with my wife and daughters
in Cobble Hill and thoroughly enjoy being part of this wonderful
Affiliation With Mt. Sinai Hospital and Westmed Practice
I belong to a wonderful group of Mt. Sinai physicians located
in a state-of-the-art, brand new facility. We are honored to have
the academic support of a top-notch institution in Mt. Sinai Hospital,
and we’ll also reap the benefits of having Westmed Practice
Partners organize and implement our systems, as well as run most
of the day-to-day operations.
if you'd like to visit for a prenatal
consult or make an appointment
for your child.