Chris was born and raised in New York. He was an undergraduate at Columbia University where he majored in Chemistry, with a focus on Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. After spending a year working as a full time EMT, he completed his MD at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell. In medical school, Chris was a member of his medical school Curriculum Committee, helping to reform and optimize curricular design. He also served on the Admission Committee. Informally, he mentored more junior medical students and helped teach point of care ultrasound. While at Columbia he tutored chemistry, and, as the head of Columbia University EMS, spent extensive periods of time training new EMTs for which he was nationally recognized. He is currently a resident physician in combined Internal Medicine – Psychiatry at Duke University Hospital.
Chris teaches through modern adult learning. His lesson plans are dynamically modeled around students’ strengths and weaknesses. His sessions focus on conceptually bridging together topics rather than rote memorization. He particularly enjoys guiding students to become better test takers. At Cambridge Coaching Chris primarily helps students prepare for the MCAT. He also enjoys advising medical school applicants at all stages of the cycle, with particular emphasis on school selection and interview preparation.
In his free time Chris enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and ultrasounding anything he can.