My journey began in 1997, when my father, who was also a physician, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a particularly aggressive form of this disease. When he was diagnosed, the treatment for pancreatic cancer had been the same for close to 20 years and the very poor survival rate had not changed. Watching him struggle with and succumb to that horrible disease, I couldn't stop thinking that there had to be something else that could be done to help people in his position. I began reading and researching everything I could on alternative cancer treatments and over time, I came to the conclusion that alternative treatment combined with traditional medical therapy is the best way to approach cancer. I believe the key is to integrate the best of both approaches in order to get the best possible outcome. This same integrated approach works not only for cancer, but also for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and managing menopause.

My personal and professional experiences over the years have proven to me the importance of being proactive and taking charge of your health and well-being. In our practice, we have helped many patients lose weight, increase their energy, significantly diminish or eliminate menopausal symptoms, decrease their risk of cancer, and lower their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels through an integrative approach that focuses on nutrition, exercise, stress management and, when appropriate, the prudent use of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.


I graduated from Brown University in 1986 with an A.B. degree in Biology. In 1991, I received my medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, I completed both a year long internship in Internal Medicine and a four year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at The Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. I am board certified in Diagnostic Radiology as well as in Integrative Holistic Medicine and I am licensed to practice medicine in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

From 1996 to 2010, I worked as a hospital based radiologist in the Philadelphia area and, in 2008, I received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the graduating residents in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital. During that time, I also studied nutrition and mind/body medicine, specifically focusing on how they relate to cancer, and did writing, public speaking and made radio and television appearances about cancer and other health related topics.  

In 1999, I published a non-profit book, Courage To Conquer:Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Personal Stories, a Bronze Award winner in the 2000 Health Information Awards. From 2001-2003, I was a weekly health and wellness columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and, in 2002, I was an executive producer for Expecting A Miracle, a half hour documentary that aired on CN8- The Comcast Network, about a young woman who triumphs over breast cancer and goes on to become a wife and mother of a healthy baby boy. From 2004-2006, I was a contributing editor for Ask An Expert, a continuing series of patient information interviews with experts in pancreatic cancer research and treatment produced by the Lustgarten Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research.

In 2010, I completed a year long clinical internship concentrating on integrative medical management of patients with cancer and chronic disease with Anthony Bazzan, M.D. at the Functional and Wellness Sciences Institute. Subsequently, I began my own practice in Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine. In June 2011, I completed the Professional Training Program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In addition, I received a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation in July 2011. I completed a clinical preceptorship in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Erika Schwartz, M.D. in 2011 and another clinical preceptorship with Dr. Schwartz in The hCG Diet in 2013. I am a professional member of The Institute for Functional Medicine.