As a teenager, I became fascinated with science as a way to understand how things work. During medical school, pulmonary and critical care medicine seemed to be the perfect specialty for me because it allowed me to combine my love of science with my desire to work closely with people.
I greatly enjoy the diverse problems and tools of the field, including problem-solving for patients in the intensive care unit, helping outpatients through co-management of their lung problems, conducting imaging studies, and providing advanced procedures.
I care for patients with unexplained cough, shortness of breath, abnormal chest CT scans, nodules, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung masses, bronchiectasis, mycobacterium avium complex infections, pneumonia, respiratory failure, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, sleep apnea, pleural effusions, and sepsis.
In my office, I perform pulmonary function tests and cardiopulmonary exercise studies to evaluate patients with unexplained cough, shortness of breath, or exertional intolerance. These tests can also measure the effects of diagnosed lung conditions. Additionally, I specialize in bronchoscopy, which allows me to examine the lungs with a video chip or ultrasound.
Medicine is both an art and science—it works best when compassion, listening, knowledge, intuition, and judgment are combined. My team and I at NYU Winthrop Hospital aim to combine superior listening skills with our depth of knowledge of disease and advanced technologies.
I am a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the American Thoracic Society.
- Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
- Chief, Pulm Med/Critical Care-WUH
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Sleep Medicine), 2011
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine), 1989
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease), 1988
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1985
Education and Training
- Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 1987
- Residency, New York University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine, 1985
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Variability in FEV1 in Comparison to Forced Vital Capacity in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis [Meeting Abstract]
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