"My mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care in an outpatient setting. Although originally trained in Anesthesiology, in 1998 I dedicated my primary practice to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of chronic pain conditions. I have over twenty five years' experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and ultimate rehabilitation of chronic (and acute) pain.
In fact, when I started, pain medicine was only a small part of anesthesiology whereas it is now recognized as a separate field of specialization; however over years we all realized there was a fine line between pain control and addiction or substance misuse disorder. In addition, diversion of pain medications has fueled an epidemic of opioid and heroin addiction, thus most pain specialists will also have to treat addiction."
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Fellowship in Anesthesiology, 1986
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.D.; 1981
New York University, Chemistry 1977 (Brown Scholar, Deans List, Founders Day Award)