Hi, and welcome to my Web page. Selecting a pediatrician for your child-one who will provide good clinical care in addition to addressing your child's specific needs-is very important. I am happy to give you some information about myself and my practice that might help you in your decision-making process.
I have always loved children and, when I first considered pediatrics, I was not sure how I would be able to emotionally deal with the illnesses and pain would have to see in children. But when I did my pediatrics rotation in medical school, I knew that this was what I was meant to do. I grew up in India and came to the U.S. for further education. I trained in pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York.
I enjoy my profession as a pediatrician, sharing with my patients their smiles and tears, laughter and sadness, and being able to help them and their parents. The "lighting up" of a young face when I walk into the exam room, the proud whisper "that's my doctor" to another child, and the spontaneous hugs from the children make me feel that what I am doing, however insignificant in the larger worldview, is worthwhile and meaningful. My passion is preventive medicine that will help our children grow up to be healthy adults of tomorrow.
Spending quality time with my family is always a priority for me. As a family, we have many special outings to the park, soccer fields, movies, plays, etc. Reading, traveling, and watching movies are some of my hobbies. Reading to my children at bedtime is a special time that I treasure. I believe in healthful eating and regular physical activity, and my family shares these values too.