Internal Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
BS, Math and Economics, SUNY Albany
Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness
Marsha was raised in the Bronx and Queens, then went upstate to SUNY Albany where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in math and economics. Somewhat disenchanted with the ever-lengthening but no-more- predictive equations in economics, by her junior year, she decided that what she really wanted to do was to go into medicine.
So, she spent 9 rewarding years in the Bronx. There, she completed medical school, an internal medicine residency and a pulmonary fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Hospital and Montefiore Hospital, respectively. At that point, she wanted to leave New York for at least a slightly warmer climate, and moved to Maryland with her husband and started in private practice. Over three decades and two grown children later, here she is. She has been named a Washingtonian Top Doc many times. She is currently board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.
Her interest in fitness was sparked by 9/11, when all of the amazing rescue stories made her realize how important it was to be self-reliant. Would she be able to lift her children and run with them if necessary? Would she be able to get out of a burning building? This started her quest toward improved fitness, strength and agility. As an extension of that, she became interested in healthful cooking. She realized that many of her patients were interested in the same goals, but were overwhelmed with the conflicting data in the press. She freely admits — there’s a tremendous quantity of conflicting data. She hopes to use this website to help you make some sense of it all!
Over the years her focus in medicine has shifted to be more prevention-based as she noted that the vast majority of illnesses she was treating were preventable through lifestyle modification. This led to the founding of www.ladydocscornercafe.com as a virtual community to disseminate reliable information about health, nutrition and exercise. The site has expanded over the years to include…life satisfaction and overall wellness.
Besides practicing medicine in Kensington, MD, exercising and experimenting with new recipes, she volunteers in community projects, including organizing Lady Docs’ community outreach programs, and enjoys spending time with friends and family and books. And she is trying to find more time to sleep — as you know, that’s very important for good health! And has lately become a great fan of playing pickleball with a group of friends.
She is looking forward to meeting and chatting with you at the Lady Docs Corner Cafe!