A major influence in his studies came from the martial arts, which he has been a practitioner of since 1993. Damian currently works with martial artist and other athletes in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain.
Part of Damian's philosophy on medicine stems from his undergraduate education; he received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. His view is, understanding the complex is a matter of having a firm grasp of the fundamentals. Whether you are creating a detailed painting or addressing a patient's illness, seek out the underlying nature of what it is you're observing - then you will know how to proceed.