I was born in New York, where I went to medical school. I am a Vascular and General Surgeon, and have operated on thousands of patients since 1982 in the largest hospitals in the United States. I also teach and have been active in research. I have received Local and Regional Top Doctor Awards, the American Top Surgeons Award. I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I am a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery. I have authored many publications. I am Board Certified in both Vascular and General Surgery. I have been an invited speaker locally and internationally. I serve as an expert in medical litigation. My hobbies are hiking, bicycling, chess. I also speak French and Spanish.