was 12 years old, I was diagnosed with Leukemia. My pediatrician’s diligence was instrumental in my early diagnosis. I received all of my care locally under the compassionate care of numerous physicians, nurses, and staff. This experience, while challenging, sparked my interest in pursuing a career in medicine.
At Albany High, I excelled in sciences, and got further exposure to medicine during my time in the health career explorations program. I continued this journey, majoring in Biology and pre-medicine during my undergraduate education at Syracuse University. After graduating, I was fortunate to work as a Cardiovascular Tech in the AMC Cardiac Cath Lab. During my two years of employment, I gained invaluable experience in caring for sometimes critically ill patients. I also worked closely with several physicians and gained an insight on the skills and determination required to become a physician. With this in hand, I was accepted to Albany Medical College and received my MD degree. I have always had a love for children, and a youthful personality. This was my motivation to match into pediatrics with the Albany Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program. My experiences in my youth had shown me how important primary care medicine can be.
Now that I have completed my pediatric residency training, I am thrilled to be joining Delmar Pediatrics! Starting my career, I know that I will be surrounded by a group of knowledgeable and compassionate colleagues that will foster my growth. I look forward to working in and giving back to the community where I grew up.
I currently live in the Delmar area with my fiancé, and soon to be step daughter. I am very excited to say we will be welcoming the arrival of a baby boy this August! I know that this experience as the father of a newborn will help me relate firsthand to many of the issues that my patients have dealt with. I look forward to new challenges and growing as a person and pediatrician.
Outside of pediatrics, first and foremost I get joy from spending time with my family. I also have a passion for soccer. For the past 10 years I have spent most Monday nights at Afrim’s soccer fields. It has been a great way to stay active and keep in touch with old friends. I believe that balancing personal and professional life is key to happiness.