Undergraduate Degree/ Medical School:
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, Graduated 05/1988 with a
BA in Chemistry.
Suny-Downstate, Brooklyn, NY, Graduated 05/1992 with MD
Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ, Graduated 06/1995 Family Medicine
Fellowships/ Graduate Degree:
Board Certified 07/1995, Recertified in 2002, 2009 and 2016
areas of interest:
Pediatrics, Immunizations, Endocrinology, especially
Resident Education and Mentoring, Physician wellness, Practice
I have always enjoyed taking care of families. It has brought me
great joy to see children grow and families support each other
through health issues. I now share my love of Family
Medicine with educating Residents and creating a better training
environment for them, so they can be the best Family Physicians
that we need, now and for our future.
I have been fortunate to be supported in my career by a
wonderful family. My parents and sisters still live on Long
island but we speak often. I met my husband Darin in
college and he has always been my greatest source of strength.
My daughters Carolyn and Stephanie have always understood why
mom has to work and how important the work is, and have become
independent and successful young women. I am blessed that
we enjoy some of the same hobbies: travel, music, reading,
watching sports and raising dogs.
Things you have most enjoyed working as a faculty member in the
family medicine residency:
I love being a mentor to my Residents, finding where I can help
them grow, and helping them recognize and follow their strengths
so they can find the right work and balance they will need for