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I have particular interest and experience in the integration of surgery in the multidisciplinary treatment of esophageal cancer, thymomas and other anterior mediastinal tumors, and locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer following neoadjuvant therapy.
In addition to these thoracic malignancies, I perform Sympathectomy for refractory ventricular arrhythmias/Electrical Storm, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS) for emphysema, Thymectomy in the comprehensive management of Myasthenia Gravis, and Transthoracic repair of complex and recurrent paraesophageal hiatal hernias.
When I first meet a patient, I listen to their concerns as if a family member or close friend were expressing them. I consider their ailment uniquely -- another patient may have suffered similarly or carried the same diagnosis, but I am intent on forging a therapeutic response that is particular to them. I hear their fears, questions, and hopes and see their education as my first obligation before I deliver any actual treatment. And, I approach our initial encounter as the first of many in my commitment to a perhaps lifelong relationship. I have a singular purpose in mind -- caring for them as if they were related to me. In my view, patient care isn’t part of being a physician, it is essential to being one.
MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Fellowship, General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Residency, General Surgery, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
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