Before studying medicine, Michael had traveled extensively and studied abroad, which inspired him to look at various international schools. “I was accepted by many top medical schools, but something in my gut told me that Saba was the right place for me. I wasn’t finding the other schools as personalized. It was the right choice.”
After graduation from Saba in 2008, Michael completed his residency in internal medicine at NY Methodist Hospital, affiliated via Weill Cornell Medical College. He was fellowship trained in cardiovascular disease there and also served as chief fellow. Additionally, he completed a research fellowship with Level 3 training in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Michael is board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology and serves as a faculty cardiologist at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, New York.He takes pride in resident teaching and with focus on running the inpatient cardiac consultation service with emphasis on cardiac critical care. He has presented at numerous conferences and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the American College of Physicians, American Heart Association and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. He considers it a great honor as a native New Yorker to serve the communities on Long Island where he enjoyed a childhood immersed in sports and as an Eagle Scout. Today, in his spare time, he enjoys surfing, sailing, snowboarding, guitar and traveling.
After traveling a long road to get to where he is today, Michael says the keys to success in medicine are as much about attitude as about training. “I've trained for seven years following medical school at Saba. I have the grey hairs to prove it. If you are an inherent giver, then medicine is the right field for you. If you are a people person, there is a lot of joy to be gained in a tough field. Most importantly, if you have the right attitude you will succeed anywhere.”
Michael is also Assistant Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.