Internship & Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Special Procedures & Techniques
Heart disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, Diabetes, lung disease, sports medicine and office orthopedics, complex medical conditions
What I like most about caring for patients is the satisfaction I gain from helping them achieve better health. I enjoy long-term relationships with many, many of my patients and often care for several generations within one family. I see patient care as a partnership that requires me to bring my extensive hospital and outpatient experience to the table. This allows me to maintain involvement in all aspects of a patient’s care, while being an effective advocate on their behalf. I ask my patients, in return, to set personal health care goals and to participate actively in their own care.
I chose medicine as a career after teaching elementary school & working with emotionally disturbed children for several years. In this path I followed my grandfather, who was one of the first physicians in this country to be trained after medical education was changed to have a more scientific basis in the second decade of the 20th century. I vividly remember accompanying him when he made hospital rounds and home visits.
In addition to seeing patients I have also been organizing a network of physician practices in the Greater Philadelphia area that are all organized on the principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home. We are working together to improve the quality of patient care in this area.
In my spare time I enjoy being with my wife Sara and 3 children (now all teenagers!), whose artwork has been on display in my exam rooms. Together we love outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, canoeing and camping. I also enjoy weekend barbecues and jazz and blues music.