My Bio

I am the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, where my personal blend of Western and many “other” medicines, what I call Good Medicine, has helped thousands of people recover their energy and zest for life.

I received my initial medical training is South Africa, qualifying in 1979. After working for a few years in rural South Africa and private practices in Johannesburg, my wife and I emigrated to the United States in 1984. I became board certified in internal medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident in my final year of residency at Lincoln Hospital in N.Y.C.

While practicing western medicine, I became more and more aware of both the weaknesses and strengths of my training. I then began to study acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, nutrition, Herbal Medicine, biofeedback, meditation and yoga. I subsequently initiated complementary therapies at Betances Health Unit and Gramercy Park Sports Medicine in NYC before founding the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in 1992, where I practice what is being called Integrative Medicine, incorporating my knowledge of the many systems and modalities I have studied. The focus of the center is on preventive health care and patient education.

Apart from my interest in world medicine, I have a passion for world music and am a frustrated DJ.

I am the author of 2 books, Total Renewal: 7 key steps to; Resilience, Vitality and Long-Term Health. (Tarcher/Putnam 2003), and SPENT: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again (Fireside/ Simon and Schuster 2009).

I work actively with and am on the board of 2 non profits who do incredible work in South Africa, the Ubuntu Education Fund and Monkeybiz.

I am also on the advisory board of a number of organizations including :