By day, I am an academic physician at Columbia University Medical Center, with multiple Board certifications and administrative leadership experience, having served as Division Director for many years.
I have been a physician involved in patient care for nearly three decades. In addition, as an Associate Professor at Columbia, I have extensive experience as an educator.
However, being a physician doesn't completely define me.
My true passion is elder care and advocacy. Sadly, this personal epiphany emerged during a period of abject darkness resulting from my uncovering abuse of a close relative in a top-rated long-term care facility.
When my relative's suffering ended, I promised her that her legacy would be the spark she lit in me as a staunch advocate for the elderly, and that I would fan the flame she ignited into an inferno of compassion for our seniors.
A voice for the voiceless.
A presence for the invisible.
A friend for the friendless.
A protector for the vulnerable.
A Life Enhancer.