A Philadelphia native, I graduated from Trinity College in 1977 with a
B.A. in Religion. I received my medical degree from the Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1981. After completing an internship
at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan in 1982 I
began my specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kennedy
Memorial Hospital-University Health Center (Now Kennedy Health System),
finishing in 1986 as Chief Resident. I have been Board Certified by the
American Board of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists since
I am a second-generation
schooled in “holistic” medicine which takes into account the balance
among bodily systems in the whole patient. As an undergraduate
student, my studies of Western religions helped me develop a deep
appreciation of, and respect for, the patchwork of American cultures and
beliefs. My father, a family physician for over 50 years, modeled a
knowledgeable and compassionate approach to patient care.
Working alongside nurse-midwives, I learned alternative childbirth
techniques that I continue to adapt with a sensitive eye to the needs of
my patients. My osteopathic skills frequently help me relieve
headaches, sciatica, and other musculoskeletal problems in my patients.
I am a skilled surgeon trained in Laparoscopically assisted techniques.
I am also quite often a woman’s Primary Care Provider (PCP). My
experience includes providing health care for female populations ranging
in age from pre-adolescent to the ultra-mature woman.
Women who initially believed they would be more comfortable discussing
their care with a female practitioner are delighted to be treated by an
attentive, gentle and knowledgeable physician, and they continue to see
me for their Ob/Gyn care.