I am a family physician with over 30 years clinical experience, who later trained with AzCIM, Class of 2014. I then enrolled in Tulane's Culinary Medicine program and became one of the first 10 culinary medicine specialists in the nation.
I have always worked in an academic setting, initially at Rutgers Medical School, where I was the Residency Program Director. I am now at a community residency program where I am the Director of our Integrative Medicine in Residency program. I developed HEALERS, thanks to a grant from the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish), which is an evidenced based wellness curriculum covering a variety of integrative medicine topics including nutrition, mind-body and reflective practices, listening and doctor-patient communication, resiliency and burn-out prevention and spirituality.
I currently practice at RWJBH-Somerset Family Practice, where I perform Integrative Medicine consults, in addition to both hospital based and ambulatory family medicine. My passions are teaching about using food as medicine, both to the public and health professions, in addition to combating the current physician burn-out crisis.