“I believe in the dignity of all patients regardless of age or infirmity. Elders have the right to autonomy for as long as possible. Cultural and language differences should never interfere with patient care.”

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Long Term Facility Care, Resident Rights
  • Wound Prevention and Care
  • Fostering True Interdisciplinary Care, Partnering with Nursing and Other Providers
  • Cultural Competence

Education

Residency

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY
1988-1989

Internship

University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Newark, New Jersey
1987

Medical School

New Jersey Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Newark, New Jersey
1986

Undergraduate School

Brown University
Psychology
Providence, Rhode Island
1980

Personal Interests

Women’s Health

Biography

Growing up in the Bronx, New York, my first introduction to Medicine was at the Old Lincoln Hospital, where my mother Augustina worked as a Clerk. I saw the choreographed chaos of Physicians performing CPR in the hallways, patients with head wounds being wheeled by me, and knew I had to be a part of caring for patients in need. I travelled on J Lo’s #6 train from 6th to 11th grade to attend the prestigious and competitive Hunter College High School in Manhattan. I then attended Brown University, where I studied my Pre-Med sciences, and found interests in Religious Studies and Psychology. I then attended New Jersey Medical School, an epicenter in the early AIDS epidemic. I’ve been fortunate to have Professional mentors who valued the art, not just the science of Medicine. I look forward to working with Bay Area House Calls.