I became a doctor later in life. In my pre-physician past I worked in many jobs in many industries. In the securities industry I was a stockbroker, then an analyst. I had a small computer consulting and programming business, and have worked as a street outreach worker doing HIV prevention. I have also worked in social services as a service coordinator in a birth-to-three early intervention program, to give a few examples.
In my late 30’s I decided to start over again and become a doctor, fulfilling a childhood dream. I went back to school nights and weekends at the University of Pennsylvania for a few years, taking pre-med classes, before completing 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 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 embarked on a mission to change the way we parent, and our relationship to children. I invite you to visit www.TransformativeParenting.Org to learn more.
I believe having a wide range of life experiences has helped me in my work as a psychiatrist. Giving me a better understanding of my patients, and how to help them achieve their potential.