“Listening and spending time with patients¬†improves our ability to make the correct diagnosis and institute proper treatment. My staff and I pride ourselves on being excellent patient advocates, going the extra mile to ensure that their needs and expectations are met. I consider my patients as my extended family and they view me as their friend. Knowing them and being able to help them, is both a privilege and an honor that I greatly appreciate.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Preventive Medicine

Education

Internship and Residency

Coney Island Hospital
Internal Medicine
Brooklyn, NY
1983 and 1985

Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Doctor of Medicine
Bronx, NY
1982

University of Clermont-Ferrand
Doctor of Medicine
Aubière, France
1981

Undergraduate School

CUNY at Brooklyn College
Bachelor of Science in Biology
New York, NY
1974

Hospital Affiliated With

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Professional Associations

American Medical Association (AMA)
Member
1985 – Present

Medical Society of Virginia (MSV)
Member
1991 – Present

Academic Appointment

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Clinical Instructor
1985 – 1988

Personal Interests

Most of my time outside of the office is occupied with personal family matters as I am a husband, father, son (and the primary caregiver to my Mom), and a recent new grandfather, roles that are very demanding at times, but also very rewarding. I like music and have played the clarinet and guitar in the past, and I am starting to learn to play the hammered dulcimer. I like to sing and will often break out into a song during the work day in my office. I like to write poetry and I have had some poems published in the past. I am interested in history and politics and as a young boy was able to meet some prominent politicians thanks to my Dad. I grew up believing in the dream of the Founding Fathers of this country and so I will write, telephone, and scream when I am outraged at some indignation perpetrated by some elected or government official, insurance company or administrator that affects myself, my family and my patients.

Biography

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, graduated Stuyvesant High School and received a B.S. in Biology at CUNY at Brooklyn College. I received my medical education in France and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. I did my Internal Medicine Residency at Coney Island Hospital and started my medical career in Pittsburgh, PA in private practice as well as a medical consultant at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh. I came to Northern VA in 1991 to establish an internal medicine practice with the emphasis on patient communication, preventive medicine, nutritional counseling, and geriatrics.