MEDICAL SERVICES

Specialties

Departments

Languages

  • English

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Cornell University , 1994 , Ithaca , NY

Medical School

  • State University of NY Health Science Center at Brooklyn , 1998 , Brooklyn , NY

Internship

Pediatrics
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center , 1999 , New York , NY

Residency

Pediatrics-PGY-1
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center , 1999 , New York , NY

Residency

Pediatrics-PGY2
  • Tufts New England Medical Center , 2000 , Boston , MA

Residency

Pediatric Neurology
  • Tufts New England Medical Center , 2003 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Epilepsy
  • Tufts New England Medical Center , 2004 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I tailor my treatment approach to meet the needs of the individual and their families. I try to maximize non-medication approaches and I am conservative when it comes to prescribing medication. If medication is needed, my goal is to prescribe the lowest dose that is effective to minimize adverse side effects. Over time, I customize the medication regimen to optimally meet the needs of each child. I make individualizing care a top priority and work in partnership with families to optimize care.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

During my training as a medical student, I found neurology to be fascinating and I was struck by how challenging neurological disorders could be for individuals and their families. I decided to devote myself to diagnosing, treating and helping people with neurological disorders. I chose to become a pediatric neurologist, specifically, working with children. Nothing compares to their genuine honesty, purity and resiliency. I cherish the connection I form with them and their families. Listening to the children and their parents is the most important diagnostic tool I use in patient care. I not only dive into details regarding the family’s primary concerns, I look beyond that to gain a comprehensive picture of the child in order to address any other potential contributing factors.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Familial congenital facial palsy. Pediatr Neurol. 2004 May; 30(5):367-70. View abstract
  2. Headache and facial pain in children and adolescents. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2003 Dec; 36(6):1153-70. View abstract