I am a surgeon specializing in breast surgical oncology and endocrine surgery. At Weill Cornell Medicine, I am proud of our multidisciplinary teams that provide the most advanced treatment options available in the New York area, to our patients with breast, thyroid, and parathyroid diseases. As a surgeon, my role is to help patients navigate this process and make the most informed decisions.
I am a dual-fellowship trained surgeon, an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Following medical school and general surgery residency at New York University School of Medicine, I completed advanced surgical fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Yale.
My practice focuses on the treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the breast, thyroid, and parathyroid glands. These conditions include breast cancer, breast masses, abnormal mammograms and breast biopsies, a family history of breast cancer, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism (such as due to Graves disease), thyroid cancer, and hyperparathyroidism.
I have expertise in all aspects of breast surgery (including newer techniques such as nipple-sparing mastectomy), and endocrine surgery (minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroidectomy, modified radical neck dissection, carotid body tumor excision, and intraoperative nerve monitoring).
In addition, we now offer patients with small papillary thyroid cancers the option of active surveillance, which can avoid unnecessary surgery. For patients with indeterminate thyroid nodules, I have published research on the optimal use of molecular assays such as Thyroseq and Afirma.
I am an active member of the New York Surgical Society, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the Society of Surgical Oncology. I am a regular speaker at national conferences and serve on several national society committees.
I see patients on the upper east side, and at NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital downtown.