“I am committed to the comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the management of acute and chronic pain to ultimately improve patients’ quality of life”
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Union College, Schenectady NY. I went on to complete a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. After medical school, I went on to complete my internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and residency in Anesthesiology at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. I later trained as a fellow in Pain Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine in California.
I received the Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) from the National Institutes of Health and conducted research at the Pain and Neurosensory Mechanisms Branch at the NIH. I played an integral role in the characterization of resiniferatoxin (RTX) to functionally inactivate nerve terminals of nociceptive (pain) neurons. After completing my medical training, I continued my research as a post-doctoral fellow at The New York University School of Medicine, studying rare immune cells and their role in antiviral and inflammatory states. I am currently interested in probing molecular changes in the nervous system in response to chronic pain and opioids.
I am a member in several professional organizations: American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and American Pain Society. I have published research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at several national conferences.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three young children, listening to music, cycling, and traveling.