Palliative Care and Psychotherapy for people with medical illness and for the people who love them and take care of them.

I am a general internist and palliative care doctor, steeped in the ideas and principles of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

In the decade plus that I've helped patients, loved ones, caregivers, and my fellow healthcare providers navigate serious illness, I've gained expertise with medical complexity.  What interests me most, however, is human complexity:  the way illness impacts a whole person, in their whole life.

Whether you're the person with the diagnosis, a loved one or caregiver to someone with serious illness, or a healthcare provider, I'm committed to supporting you as you grapple with the illness experience--including the associated healthcare experience.  Using the tools of palliative care and psychotherapy, we'll find ways to reduce your suffering.  

My training includes medical school at Indiana University, residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, fellowship in Palliative Medicine at Stanford University, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy training (ongoing) at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.  I've also served as Chief resident of my residency program, Internal Medicine Clerkship Director at Thomas Jefferson's affiliated medical school, and as a primary care doctor and hospitalist in Philadelphia.  

Please call or email me for a consultation.