Undergraduate: Boston University, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (Cum Laude)
Medical Degree: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency: New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine
Gastroenterology Fellowship: New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine
Board Certifications: Gastroenterology (board eligible), Internal Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine
Other Certifications: Physician Nutrition Specialist
Why did you choose to go into Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology affords me the unique opportunity to integrate clinical medicine, procedural care, and nutrition. I was drawn to the variety of conditions we treat and the ability to interact with all types of patients. I love that we can perform relatively quick and noninvasive procedures that can significantly impact our patients’ disease course and general health. Additionally, my passion for nutrition and lifestyle medicine aligns well with our field, where I can counsel patients on changes that can help prevent, treat, and even reverse some of the problems they may be facing.
How would you characterize your style of patient interaction?
When connecting with patients, I hope to convey humility, understanding, patience, and knowledge. My goal is to develop meaningful relationships with patients centered around trust. I believe this relationship is the foundation for healing and, therefore, needs to be built delicately with compassion and care.
What do you hope to be able to give your patients?
My hope is to provide patients with the most relevant medical care for their gastrointestinal issues with a refreshing take that incorporates the central role that nutrition and lifestyle habits play in health. I feel it is too often that these choices and habits are overlooked in our current medical system, when it is these factors that frequently drive symptoms and diseases in our population. I believe my training and passion for lifestyle medicine, which includes diet, exercise, sleep, and general well-being, along with all the tools that our conventional medical training provides, allows me to connect with patients in a particularly impactful way. I hope to impart this wisdom to my patients and work alongside them to make changes that can transform their health and foster wellness.