After graduating from the University of Navarra, Spain, in 1973, I worked as a research assistant for two years, before going to Nigeria in order to fulfill my scholarship obligation to work in a developing country for three years.
I ended up staying there for four years, working in Ibadan, before moving to the University of Nigeria Teaching hospital, in Enugu, where I worked as a registrar in the department of Medicine. With only limited access to technology, I was forced to hone my clinical skills, and gained a lot of experience in tropical diseases.
I then joined the rest of my family in Rochester, New York, and completed a three year residency in Internal medicine at St Mary's Hospital, in Rochester. In 1984, I joined a hospital based group practice at St Mary's, before leaving to join the Strong Medical Group at the Gates office on Buffalo Road, in March 2000.
My primary care practice emphasizes preventive care. I try not to keep patients waiting for more than 15 minutes, because I believe that their time is as important to them as mine is to me. Same day, or next day appointments are given for acute illnesses, and phone calls are answered promptly, always within hours, not days.
Education: University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. MD degree received in June
Post Doctoral Clinical Research Assistant, University Clinic, Pamplona, 1973-1976
Training: Senior House Officer, then Registrar, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
1976-1977, and University of Nigeria, Enugu, 1977-1980.
Residency: Internal Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, Rochester, NY, 1981-1984.
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, 9/16/87. Permanent
Licensure: New York State, July 9th 1984 to the present.
Appointment: Assistant Professor in Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester,
June 1995 to the present.
Professional Chairman, Dept of Ambulatory Services, St Mary's Hospital,
Experience: Rochester, NY, 1990-1995
Internist, Genesee Health Service, Rochester, NY, 1995-1996.
Internist, St Mary's Hospital, Rochester, 1996-1998.
Internist, Unity Health System, Rochester, NY 1998-2000
Current Internist, Strong Medical Group, Gates, NY 2000 to the present.
Membership of Member of the American College of Physicians.