About Me

In my pre-physician past I had several “careers”: In the investment industry, as a stockbroker, then an analyst. I had a small computer consulting and programming business, and worked as a street outreach worker doing HIV prevention. I also worked in an early intervention program for children aged birth to three, to assess and find services to address developmental delays.

In my late 30’s I decided to become a doctor, fulfilling a childhood dream. I went to school nights and weekends at the University of Pennsylvania, taking pre-med classes, before being accepted to medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. My psychiatric residency was at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Along the way I took some interesting detours into medical Pathology and Family Practice medicine.

I settled in the New York City area, and opened my practice more than ten years ago, in Manhattan’s downtown Financial District near Wall Street.

At points in the past, I have been a serious student of spirituality, meditation, martial arts, and a lifetime of other things. Most recently, I have embarked on a mission to improve the parent-child relationship. I invite you to visit www.TransformativeParent.com to find out more.

I believe my wide range of life experience helps me better understand my patients, and how I can help them achieve their potential.