I am a board-certified general internist who has been actively involved in medical education for just about 20 years. I practice both primary care and hospital-based medicine. I have been the Program Director and Vice Chair for Education in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY for the past 5 years. I was the Director of the Inpatient Teaching Service there for 4 years. I also have board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.
Prior to my employment at Maimonides, I was at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, with roles including Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency, Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine, Site Director for third-year clerks, and Chairman of the hospital’s Ethics Committee. I have been actively involved in the New York Regional Association of IM Educators, serving a term as the President of the New York chapter. I am a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my wife, a pediatrician, and my 3 children, 1 dog, and 1 cat.
One of my primary interests has been the teaching of communication skills to residents. I have been a core faculty member of The Humanism Project at Maimonides, an innovative longitudinal curriculum involving the teaching of communication skills, biomedical ethics, unconscious bias, and resident self-care, among other topics. I have presented workshops on various topics at regional and national meetings, both for the ACGME and for AAIM. Among other publications, I wrote chapters on medical education in AAIM’s Textbook for Internal Medicine Education Programs and Textbook for Today’s Chief Medicine Resident.