Hometown: Valley Stream, New York
Practice: University Surgical Associates
Specialty: Pediatric Surgery, Director Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS/ECMO)
Undergrad: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Fun fact: Moved to London, England where I finished High School (in the 80’s…! OMG), Love Jeep’s, Brittany’s (bird dog), ALL forms of sport and outdoor adventures…ask me how we needed to be rescued by search and rescue in the high desert while mountain biking in Moab, UT!
I’ve always wanted to “make a difference”…you hear that all the time, but I chose to pursue Pediatric Surgery because it was the opportunity to be part of something bigger than just me. The risks are higher, but the rewards are so much greater. As Izzy’s surgeon, the outcome couldn’t be changed, but this little girl reminded me and showed all of us that unanticipated, big ideas and legacy arise like a phoenix from the ashes. As friends and supporters of the Izzy Foundation, we have all learned again, that one must live outside one’s comfort zone for growth to occur. So…I dance (outside my comfort zone!) to grow, to enjoy and to remain part of something bigger than just me.