As a family physician, I am committed to providing comprehensive care to patients ranging from infants to the elderly. I am privileged to serve Western New York and to give back to the community that has given me so much throughout my medical training and beyond. I care for patients in Cleve-Hill Family Health Center, where I completed my residency. At this inner-city health clinic, I care for patients coping with multiple comorbidities in addition to significant socioeconomic challenges. I strive to build trusting relationships with my patients and feel honored when they confide in me. I do my best to understand health-related issues from their perspectives, and often our discussions go beyond health care as they share their family concerns and the challenges in their daily living. I try to help my patients in any way I can to improve the quality of their lives.
I am a core faculty member in the family medicine training program. As such, I help train our residents and medical students through mentoring, seminars and lectures. I am committed to seeing that trainees receive the best possible mentoring during their time in UB’s programs. I strive to communicate effectively with them in order to maximize their potential and create an environment where open discussion and inquiry is encouraged. My responsibility as a medical educator is not limited to ensuring that basic terminology and concepts are memorized; it includes as well the ability to instill confidence in my trainees so that they are capable of applying what they learn to their practice of medicine. Developing students and residents into proficient, empathetic doctors is a truly rewarding aspect of my job.
I am currently enrolled in the Royal College of Physicians. Through this program I seek ways to advance my skill sets as an educator and communicator. Specifically, I want to fine-tune my ability to help my residents grow through constructive feedback.
I also am involved in recruiting and interviewing residency applicants.