My fascination with the medical field began when I was a child. I grew up during the 1950s, when vaccines for tuberculosis and polio were just emerging, so I understood the importance of medicine and wanted to be a doctor. I chose to specialize in psychiatry because I was interested in the intersection of genetics, biochemistry, and psychopharmacology, which is the study of treating mental disorders with medication.
I co-lead the Mood Disorders Consultation Service at NYU Langone, where I diagnose and treat people for anxiety, depression, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and other mood disorders. I specialize in treating people who do not respond to commonly used medication, and I work with them to identify the best alternative medication for their condition. At the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health, I collaborate with doctors from other specialties who refer their patients who are experiencing depression or anxiety.
The best treatment plan begins with diagnosis. By performing thorough assessments and asking the right questions, I provide people with accurate diagnoses and the appropriate medication. I treat my patients as if they were members of my family, which is why I avoid prescribing medications that have serious side effects.
Throughout my career, treating patients has remained my primary focus. I am invested in helping people and am equipped with experience that cannot be learned from a textbook.
Conditions and Treatments
- Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, 1980
Education and Training
- Residency, Westchester County Med Center, 1978
- Residency, Metropolitan Hospital Center, 1977
- MD from New York Medical College, 1975
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