While obtaining my first Medical Degree in Paris, France, I focused on Trauma and Emergency Medicine by first, volunteering (Road Emergency Services with Red Cross and S.A.M.U 94) and subsequently doing my Internship in Critical Medical Care. This training allowed me to gain a better understanding of the overall impact of diseases onto the body and mind of my patients.
After obtaining my second Medical Degree in the U.S. with a residency in ENT and a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, I decided to open a Surgical Center and Medical-Spa in Washington State. During those 20 years in private practice, I used my Critical Care experience in order to offer my patients a more holistic approach to their concerns and expectations.
Following this standard, I founded a non-for-profit organization called the Heart, Face and Mind Foundation which provided free surgical, medical, and psychological services to battered children. Also, with this desire to positively impact people’s lives, either as patients of mine or fellow community members, I was a Charter Member of the Rotary International Club and became the President of the Chamber of Commerce. Finally, being a veteran myself, I strongly believe that helping U.S. Veterans should be part of my practice. Therefore, I worked with an organization to offer medical examinations for disabled Veterans as well as active members of the military.
I am proud to be part of the Adirondack Medical Center and I look forward to share my past experience and training with the community.