I am a practicing psychiatrist who lives and works in Manhattan and I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of emotional and mental conditions. My Specialty is Psychiatry which includes Psychopharmacology (medication) and Psychotherapy.

Most commonly, patients consult me for help with mood problems such as depression or anxiety disorders. These are problems that require an integrated approach of medical assessment along with detailed and careful history taking and a review of the individual’s current situation and medical and genetic history. Additionally, an accurate diagnosis requires thoughtful analysis of the person’s upbringing, family life, cultural and social milieu and many other factors that can influence the expression of particular feelings and symptoms. A thorough understanding of the complexity of the individual, in particular his or her underlying character is what makes the diagnosis accurate, relevant and ultimately treatable.

I was trained at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where I completed three years of Psychiatry Residency after a one year Internship in Internal Medicine at the Lenox Hill Hospital also in New York. At Mt. Sinai I had the opportunity to serve as Chief Resident in the Out Patient Clinic in my final year of training and I won a teaching award. The following year I continued my training with a Fellowship in Psychiatry and Law at New York University and began my private practice.
Following my training I worked in the field of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry which is the branch of psychiatry that addresses psychiatric symptoms in the medically ill. I was responsible for teaching and training of residents and I continued to develop my private practice and increase my experience and knowledge of medical psychiatry while at the same time develop my experience in the courtroom as a forensic psychiatrist.

After four years I left the hospital to pursue full time private practice in psychiatry.

On a more personal note, my own interests include a passion for travel, collecting contemporary art and design, as well as interests in architecture and language. I have been a New Yorker most of my life but have had the good fortune to have lived abroad and traveled extensively which I believe gives a person a helpful perspective and hopefully a greater cultural sensitivity.

I work with patients from a broad range of backgrounds, and in particular, I have many patients who work in creative and artistic fields.  I have a special interest in LGBTQ issues.

Finally I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and hope you will spend some time familiarizing yourself with other parts of my website.