The medical issue I’m discussing today is best introduced by a politically incorrect (if not outright unprofessional) encounter between a colleague of mine and a patient of his. It happened a number of years ago; my colleague related the story to me one evening while we were passing around old
James Bregman, MD
James M. Bregman, MD, is an Emergency Physician at White Plains Hospital in New York. He has been on staff there since 1993 after completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, N.Y. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine through American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and in Emergency Medicine through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS)
In addition to his work as an emergency physician, he is an adjunct professor at Pace University’s Physician Assistant Program, Medical Director of The Harrison Emergency Medical Services, and an urgent care physician at The Armonk Urgent Care Clinic in Armonk, N.Y. Dr. Bregman attended Medical School at SUNY Stony Brook, receiving his MD in 1990. He received a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences from SUNY Buffalo in 1986 and his BA in Science and Art at SUNY Binghamton in 1983.
In addition to his professional and academic career, Dr. Bregman served for a decade as a Medical Officer in the United States Navy and retired as a Commander in 2008. He served on a number of active-duty medical missions to many parts of the undeveloped world. He was deployed to the Middle East with the First Marine Division in 2003 during the invasion of Iraq, where, along with the First Medical Battalion, he was given a Presidential Unit Citation for the medical care provided to all those encountered during this conflict.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Bregman worked as a research scientist at Columbia Presbyterian in cancer genetics and mutation studies. His research as a graduate Student at SUNY Buffalo, Roswell Park, focused on the cytogenetics of gene repair and cancer predisposition in certain populations.
He continues to work as a full-time clinician, treating thousands of patients a year, and is an outspoken proponent of community health issues, healthcare rights, preventative health concerns, and health and wellness education.
Dr. Bregman has a unique perspective into community health and emergency medical needs, along with humor and compassion that allow him to convey constructive health concerns to the lay public and colleagues alike.
Dr. Bregman has lived in Westport Conn., for more than 20 years, where he raised two children and is married to a loving spouse. He enjoys access to Long Island Sound and spends much time on the water and outside in nature. His favorite pastimes outside of medicine include blues guitar and other forms of music.