Department of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine - General; Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine; Sleep Medicine
I provide intensive care to patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC). In addition, I care for patients with pulmonary diseases and patients with sleep disorders, both at the BGMC and at the UB/MD Dent tower clinic.
I teach medical students in small group sessions in their first and second years, including courses in respiratory pathophysiology. Third and fourth year students rotate with me in the ICU and on the pulmonary service.
I teach and supervise Residents in the ICU and on the pulmonary consult service. I also teach Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine fellows in all aspects of their training.
My Sleep Medicine research interest is focused on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in patients with sleep breathing disorders. My Pulmonary research focuses on Aspiration Syndromes.
I have a special interest in the value of physician-patient communication, and its effect on outcomes.