Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
I trained in Gastroenterology and Nutrition then I returned to the practice of General Pediatrics and retained my interest in non-procedural gastroenterology. This suits my many interests and I practice and write about both.
Within general pediatrics, my interests include becoming an expert diagnostician, and optmizing the practice of general pediatrics. I am also interested in mastering and teaching the physical examination of children. More recently I have become interested in oral health, mental health in primary care, and performance improvement activities.
Within my subspecialty, I am primarily interested in nutrition, lipid disorders, cardiovascular health, the use of statin medicaitons in children, obesity, and infant formula.
I have been a regular panel member of the FDA's Office of Orphan Product Development and I also act as a reviewer for all 3 major journals, Pediatrics, JAMA pediatrics, and the Journal of Pediatrics. I was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of Pediatrics in Review.
I teach pediatric residents every week. This is a source of deep satisfaction for me and keeps me aware of what is important, clinically relevant and useful.
While being a physician is intellectually satisfying I view it fundamentally as a job of service to patients, students, resident trainees, and when this is possible, to my superb peers here.
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Children's Hospital at Montefiore
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