Q: What got you into this specific medical field?
A: My interest in the nervous system along with my appreciation for the surgical management of medical disorders. I have played violin since childhood and I have been delighted to transfer those skills to the art of surgery.
Q: What landed you in your city, and what is it that you like about the neighborhood?
A: I was invited to join a neurosurgery private practice located in White Plains, NY in 1990. I love the New York metropolitan area for its diversified cultural and entertainment opportunities. I love the Westchester County region for its natural beauty and for the interesting people who live in the region.
Q: Where did you receive your undergraduate and professional degrees, and did you participate in any residencies?
A: I obtained my B.A. from Cornell University and my M.D. from Rush Medical College. I completed my residency in neurological surgery at George Washington University.
Q: What year did you begin practicing?
A: 1984
Q: Do you belong to any professional associations?
A: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New York State Neurosurgical Society, Medical Society of the State of New York, Westchester County Medical Society, Medical Strollers, American College of Surgeons
Q: What are the most challenging parts of your everyday practice?
A: Making sure that all my patients receive my attention for the full amount of time they deserve.
Q: What are the best moments that make it worthwhile?
A: Needless to say, saving a life is the most gratifying experience, but bringing an individual back to a full and active life is extremely rewarding as well. The truth is that there is not a moment in my practice that does not make it worthwhile.
Q: What are your office hours?
A: 10-5 Mondays and Wednesdays
Q: What HMO or PPO providers are you in network with? Do you offer financing?
A: Pomco. We do not offer financing, but we do make arrangements to pay over time.