I’ve always had a desire to help people. Right after college, this manifested in a stint as a math teacher with Teach for America. Shortly after, I attended medical school.
I knew that I wanted to pursue surgical training, but it took me a while to figure out which area would be the fit best. Orthopedics is a field that involves a breadth of experience, patients, and opportunities, which drew me in.
I see all types of patients, from teenagers to the elderly. The vast majority of my patients have suffered from trauma, such as a broken wrist after a fall, a hip fracture, or multiple broken bones after a car accident. I also treat patients who have developed conditions from previous traumas, including nonhealed bones, bones healed in less than ideal ways, infections, and post-traumatic arthritis. Additionally, we take care of patients with the most complicated fractures in the field, such as pelvic and hip socket fractures.
We have been treating people with broken bones for almost 8 years at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Because we have such a specialized focus, we can attend carefully to each patient and his or her injuries.
We believe that every patient is an individual. In our field, there are usually multiple treatment options. Because of that, we take each patient’s personality, history, wishes, and expectations into consideration when advising treatment options and choices.
I also participate in multiple areas of research, alongside our anesthesia department and orthopedic trauma division.
Conditions and Treatments
- spine fracture
- osteoarthritis of the knee
- joint pain
- fracture of pelvis
- knee fracture
- hip fracture
- clavicle fracture
- sports hernia
- shoulder fracture
- arm fracture
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