Born and raised in New York City, I earned my undergraduate degree from the renowned Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. I went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center. Following that, I spent two years doing General Surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. My specialized training continued with a residency in Otolaryngology | Head and Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. Shortly after that I was accepted to one of the most prestigious fellowships in the country at University of Washington in Seattle sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
I am Double Board-Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and by the American Board of Otolaryngology serving the specialty of Head and Neck Surgery. I am a Fellow Member of the American College of Surgeons.
Having practiced for many years, I have published over 20 articles and book chapters, and frequently speak on cosmetic plastic surgery both nationally and internationally. I serve on multiple committees for the Academy and contribute my expertise to a number of training and screening regimens which include helping craft demanding questions for written examinations. Lastly, I have been the recipient of the Faculty Teaching Award in the Department of Otolaryngology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.