I am a board-certified internal medicine physician specializing in primary care. I work at the Hertel-Elmwood Internal Medicine Clinic, where I see patients and teach residents and medical students. I enjoy primary care because I enjoy developing lasting relationships with patients. I enjoy teaching because it is a great way to stay up to date on the latest medical knowledge. I believe I have as much to learn from working with students as they have to learn from me.
Before going into medicine I had an 18-year career in journalism at the Wall Street Journal. I was based in Brussels and New York and reported from all over Europe and the Middle East. I also won a number of awards for my writing on healthcare. In 2003 I was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the editorial writing category for "clear, compelling editorials on the Food and Drug Administration's delay in approval of new cancer drugs."
This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.