Academic Promotion at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine

I am delighted to announce my promotion to Clinical Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  I am honored and grateful to be part of the Mount Sinai Health System – one of the largest academic medical systems in...

Medicine & Art (Not necessarily in that order)

  This video presentation was delivered in March 2023 in the Winter Talk series sponsored by NYC Urban Sketchers, hosted by Mark Leibowitz. Here I discuss how I have integrated medicine with art, and art with medicine, in the course of my career as a medical...

New Textbook Chapter on Pressure Injuries & Chronic Wounds

I am thrilled that my chapter entitled Pressure Injury and Chronic Wounds was just published in a major new reference work. The textbook is entitled Geriatric Medicine: A Person Centered Evidence Based Approach and is available on Springerlink. My chapter is...

Pressure Relief and Pressure Redistribution: What is the Difference?

Pressure relief and pressure redistribution are important concepts in preventing and managing pressure injuries (also known as bedsores or pressure sores). These terms refer to different strategies and techniques used to alleviate and prevent excessive pressure on a...

Malnutrition Can Impact Wound Healing

Malnutrition can have a significant impact on wound healing. Proper wound healing is a complex process that involves various cellular and biochemical reactions. When the body is malnourished, it lacks the essential nutrients necessary for these processes, which can...

Wound Bed Preparation is a Crucial Strategy to Heal Chronic Wounds

There are dozens of wound care products available, and the practitioner is often overwhelmed and confused by the variety of choices.  The best way to choose the correct product is understanding the concept of wound bed preparation – a crucial aspect of wound...