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“Taking care of patients is a privilege. I view myself as a teacher. It is my responsibility to educate and communicate with a patient in such a way that we can make decisions about his/her health care together. We must combine my knowledge of medicine with the patient’s knowledge of himself/herself in combination to make appropriate decisions regarding their health care.”


  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Subspecialty of Rheumatology.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Abington Hospital, Abington, PA.
  • Chairman of the Montgomery County Medical Society; previously served as Chair of the Montgomery County Medical Legal Committee and the Montgomery County Task Force on Mediation.
  • 2nd District Trustee on the Board of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
  • Member of American College of Rheumatology.
  • Serves on Medical Advisory Board for the Southeastern Lupus Foundation
  • Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Active in the Arthritis Foundation, served as Medical Advisor for annual Arthritis in the Prime of Life Symposium.
  • Lectured nationally for the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals and at the National Convention of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Lectures frequently on the topic of patient-physician communication and served on Abington Hospital’s Task Force on Communications.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania (Cum Laude)
  • Medical Doctorate (MD), Medical College of Pennsylvania.
  • Postdoctoral training included an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Rheumatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
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