Board Certifications:

2000 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (scored in the top decile)
2003 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Cardiovascular Disease, recertified 2012 (scored in the top decile)
2003 National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
2007 Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
2007 Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
2010 Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Medical Training:

The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Fellow, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (January 2010-December 2011)
Director: Andrew Weil, MD

Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York
Fellow, Cardiovascular Diseases, Division of Cardiology (2000-2003)
Resident, Department of Internal Medicine (1998-2000)
Intern, Department of Internal Medicine (1997-1998)


St. George's University School of Medicine
Brooklyn, New York (1995-1997)
Grenada, West Indies (1993-1995)
Doctor of Medicine, 1997

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, 1992
*Phi Beta Kappa


National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland (1990-1993)
Researcher, National Institutes of Dental Research, Neurobiology and Anesthesiology Branch and Laboratory of Developmental and Biological Anomalies.

Other Certifications

Rouxbe Cooking School (January 2014-July 2014)

Plant-Based Professional Certification
Director: Chef Chad Sarno


HeartBright Foundation, Physician of the Year, 2010