Hi everyone!  I’m an Emergency Medicine physician (ER doc) and also a meditation teacher.  I’ve been meditating for a long time but really got serious with it in medical school to help with stress and the rest is history!  Now I love teaching people meditation so that they can discover how to fully engage in life and live the life they’ve always wanted.

These days, when I’m not working in the ER, I teach meditation in both public classes and private sessions.  

I enjoy teaching everyone, but I do have a special interest in teaching medical professionals.  If you’re one of us, here’s a message for you:

 

Education and Experience

Medical

  • Board-certified Emergency Medicine physician
  • Currently working as Emergency Medicine Attending Physician, licensed in New York and Maine
  • North Shore University Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship, 2014
  • Kings County and SUNY Downstate Emergency Medicine Residency, 2013
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, MD, 2009
  • Yale University, BS Computer Science, 1999

 

Wellness

  • Living Meditation - David Harshada Wagner
    • Certified Inner Yoga Teacher since 2016
    • based on the Indian wisdom traditions of Yoga, Bhakti, Vedanta
    • Yearly India pilgrimage since 2015
    • Advanced Training/Spiritual Leadership Training (nine-month training)
  • Upaya Zen Center - Roshi Joan Halifax
    • Medical Director and Faculty of Nomads Clinic 2016-Present
    • G.R.A.C.E. - Training in Compassion-based Interactions in the Clinician/Patient Encounter
    • Being With Dying - Professional Training Program for Clinicians in Compassionate Care of the Seriously Ill and Dying
  • Yoga Teacher Training - Abhaya Yoga
  • Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing) - Chok Sabai Gym
    • Fight Team Meditation and Mental Coach
    • Assistant Muay Thai Coach
    • Fight Team member  
    • Ring-side physician at various fight events in New York
  • Ramana Ashram, Tiruvannamalai, India
    • Ashram stay and self-guided retreat
  • Other influences:  Neem Karoli Baba, Ram Dass, Adyashanti