“Working together as a team with my patients and those individuals involved in their care is most important. Through education, I can empower patients to take better control of their lives. With all of the new medical technology, a listening ear is still an essential element in diagnosis.”

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Rheumatology

Areas of Expertise

  • Rheumatology
  • I am involved in the treatment of all connective tissue diseases to include: lupus, scleroderma, Sjogren’s disease,  polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and psoriatic arthritis. Other conditions I treat include: gout, low back pain, and tendinitis/bursitis. The procedures I perform are ultrasound guided joint, tendon, and bursae injections. I have years of experience investigating new medications for all types of arthritis. I will continue to be involved in clinical trials.

Education

Fellowship

Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Rheumatology
Winston-Salem, NC

Residency

Kings County Downstate Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Brooklyn, NY

Medical School

Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine
Guadalajara, Mexico

Undergraduate School

Queens College
Chemistry
Queens, NY

Hospitals Associated With

Archbold Hospital

Professional Associations

American College of
Rheumatology 1985-Present

American College of Physicians
1984-Present

Texas Medical Society
2015-Present

Publications

Analysis of Combined Rheumatoid Factor Determinations by the RA Latex and Sheep Cell Agglutination Tests and the ARA Criteria for RA, Journal of Rheumatology 1985

Personal Interests

I like to spend quality time with my wife and family. I enjoy fishing, biking, and taking long walks with my dog, Winston. I enjoy reading science fiction, watching movies, and listening to music of all genres.

Biography

During my college years, I volunteered in assisting in research in Immunology at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City. While attending the University of Guadalajara Medical School, I had to adapt to a new culture and needed to learn and be fluent in Spanish as all of my classes were in that language. It matured me and opened up my eyes to the poverty of the population and the lack of medical care in this part of Mexico.

As a resident in Internal Medicine at Kings County Medical Center, there were attending physicians who were experts in the field in Rheumatology.  These individuals, as well as rotation through the Rheumatology Department, inspired me to pursue the field of Rheumatology. After meeting my future wife,  I found that many members of her family suffered from arthritis.  This further drove me to make Rheumatology my main focus for my medical career.