Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics (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 clinical activities and interest in non-procedural gastroenterology. This suits my many interests and I practice and write about both.
Within general pediatrics, my interests include the diagnostic thinking, diagnostic errors, the practice of general pediatrics. I am also interested in mastering the physical examination of children, particulalary of young children and teaching it. More recently I have become interested in oral health, mental health, and performance improvement activities.
Within my subspecialty, I am primarily interested in nutrition, lipid disorders, cardiovascular health, the use of statins in children, obesity, and infant formula.
I have been a regular panel member of the FDA orphan drug review process and I also enjoy acting as a reviewer for journals. I review for Pediatrics and JAMA pediatrics and for the Journal of Pediatrics. I was recently appointment to the Editorial Board of Pediatrics in Review. I understand and appreciate the effort involved in writing.
I teach pediatric residents every week. This has made me aware of what is important, clinically relevant and useful.
While the practice of pediatrics is intellectually engaging 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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