Daniel Roshan, MD

Dr. Roshan is a dad of five children ages 13, 11, 9, 7, and 2;  an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine; and the director of ROSH Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Manhattan.

What was the biggest challenge you faced while your wife was pregnant, and how did you overcome it? When my wife was pregnant, we experienced an abnormal test result in a quad screen that was very frightening to us. It was a trying time for us, but we stayed calm and took care of the issues involved with it.

What’s the most surprising lesson that being a dad has taught you? I have learned that you can never truly be prepared for it until it happens. Also, it’s never the same after you become one.

What’s the one bit of advice about fatherhood you wish someone had given you much earlier? Arrange your schedule in a way so you can spend more time with them. Time goes by so quickly, and they are off to college before you know it. It’s only then that you realize you could have done so much more with them that you have not done, and now it’s too late.

What’s the one thing about being a new dad that shouldn’t be missed? Cherish every moment with your children, enjoy them, never get angry with them but train them right. Also, read a few books about how to raise a successful child.

What’s the most overrated thing about fatherhood? Worrying about who is going to pay for their college: One should never think that far ahead.

What’s the most underrated thing about fatherhood?  Your feelings toward your children. They are more powerful than you will ever believe.

Why are fathers important? The way you treat your children is how they will treat their own children when they grow up, sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly.

Profile by Wyatt Myers