Q: WHY DID YOU BECOME A DOCTOR/REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST?
A: When I was in med school the only field that I knew I was never going to do was OBGYN, until I did my rotation. During the rotation I got to be a part of this incredibly important and meaningful part of a new family’s life. It made me feel more fulfilled than anything else that I had done up until that point. I saved it for last since I knew I wasn’t going to do it and used it to goof off. Then with reproductive endocrinology I was able to use the best parts of being an OBGYN; super precise surgeries, cutting edge technology, a whole new world of research that needed to be discovered. Plus there was the opportunity to give so much joy and meaning to someone’s life and legacy; I knew it was well worth the additional seven years of training.
Q: WHO INSPIRES YOU?
A: Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe- the inventors of IVF. They never gave up. Even after hundreds of failures they kept learning, advancing and changing their technique, and kept trying until they succeeded. They knew that if they succeeded they would revolutionize the field and help the lives of millions of people.
Q: WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
A: Camping and bicycling all over the US; enjoying all the beauty that nature has to offer.
Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT WOULD SURPRISE MOST PEOPLE?
A: I have an extra pair of teeth behind my wisdom teeth
Q: WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO HELPING PATIENTS?
A: Patient education. Patient guided/oriented care. Our patients are incredibly smart and know their bodies very well. My goal is to share some of the clinical knowledge and experience that I have, and then have them partner as a team member in their care.
Q: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
A: I’m definitely a people person, upbeat and try to always think positively.
Q: IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: I currently live and practice medicine in Israel. But because the GENESIS team is so unique, caring and progressive, I continue to be a part of the team; seeing patients virtually while in Israel and doing procedures and in-person care two times a year.
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