Ever since I can remember, I knew that I wanted to become a doctor. As a young boy, I would go to the hospital with my Dad, who is a cardiologist, and wait for him in the lobby while he made weekend rounds. Sometimes I would get to sit with him while he read ECGs. By the time I took high school biology, I could not imagine any other career. I always liked the idea of taking care of people, and I became fascinated with the science of medicine.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in psychology from The University of Michigan, and, to this day, have a strong interest in the brain-mind-body connection. After graduating from Northwestern University Medical School, I completed a three-year internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. My passion turned to dermatology when I discovered that the specialty combined some of the most intriguing aspects of multiple disciplines within the medical field including internal medicine, pediatrics, pathology, surgery, and psychiatry. Being able to visualize people’s problems and see the positive results of treatment was especially appealing. This motivated me to pursue four additional years of specialty training in dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Since opening my practice in 1994, it has been my goal to deliver effective and sensible skin treatment in a caring way. I take extra time to work with my patients to develop individualized programs that are practical for them to follow. While I work with all types of skin conditions, I specialize in acne care for adults and teens. Treating acne gives me the satisfaction of knowing that when I improve the quality of my patients’ skin, I am also improving the quality of their lives.