I am a member of the Department of Family Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY for the past 25 years. I am currently Associate Professor and practice and teach full-scope family medicine taking care of patients of all ages. I also serve as Volunteer Master faculty, am medical director for a non-profit health center primarily reaching out to the underserved in my community, am team physician for the Syracuse Crunch, a professional affiliate AHL hockey team to the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning, and am school physician for East Syracuse-Minoa school district.
Recently, I have joined the Keiju MCEF Family Medicine Residency program as Adjunct Faculty. I was introduced to my Japanese colleagues in 2007 when 3 OB/GYN faculty visited the United States to learn about an exciting emergency obstetrical course called Advance Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO). Since this time, I have continued to lead and support ALSO Japan and have expanded my role to become faculty for medical students and residents interested in the specialty of Family Medicine. I connect electronically to the residency every 2 weeks through Skype for case presentations and educational topics and travel annually for participation in formal educational sessions.
As a family physician, I provide my patients with care that is compassionate, comprehensive, respectful and of the highest quality possible. I believe it is important to treat the whole person by focusing on their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. In addition, I am a strong proponent of integrating current technology into my medical practice to advance the future of family medicine.
My interests include medical student and residency teaching, family-centered maternity care and women’s health, sports medicine and evidence-based practice. I also travel internationally to volunteer at rural health clinics in Central America and as well to implement and develop the ALSO program.