Board-Certified: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
As a college student, I was torn between becoming a chemist or a physician, As a hematologist-oncologist, I get to do both, since the field deals so much with both normal and abnormal biochemistry of the body. Our new understanding of the detailed chemistry and molecular biology of disease allows us to develop and apply new and gratifying treatments for many patients with previously untreatable disorders. Whether a cure is in the near or distant future, I focus on my ability to improve the quality of life for you with a compassionate, comprehensive approach. I pride myself on maintaining a close relationship with each of my patients in order to get to know you as a person. This creates an open line of communication to develop individualized goals and treatments. Building this personal relationship with you is among the many goals for which I strive.
Fellowship: Clinical Associate, Medicine Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Fellowship: Medicine, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital; Oncology, Sidney Farber Cancer Institute; Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Hematology-Oncology, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency: Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
MD: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
BA: Columbia College
Honors: Jersey’s Best, Top Doctor; Jersey Choice, Top Doctor; New Jersey Monthly, Top Doctor; New York Magazine, Top Doctor; Inside Jersey Magazine, Top Doctor; Top Doctors: New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly
Teaching Faculty: Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Medicine (present), UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Member: American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, American Federation for Clinical Research (RWJ Medical School Representative), National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Cancer and Leukemia, Group B (Principal Investigator for RWJ Medical School), Cooperative Oncology Group of New Jersey
Research: I have done research in both laboratory and clinical aspects of hematology and oncology, and have published dozens of articles in these fields. Most recently, I was involved in the molecular characterization of mutations involving the gene responsible for the absorption of folic acid which is critical for the prevention of severe anemia.
Special Interests: Amyloidosis, benign hematology – anemia, vitamin deficiency anemia & ITP, coagulation disorders – Von Willebrand Disease (vWD) and thromboembolic disease, hematologic complications of pregnancy, malignant hematology, MGUS, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, myelofibrosis, polycythemia, thrombocytopenia