Bachelor, Susquehanna University, 1968. Doctor of Medicine, Wake Forest University, 1972.
Intern Maine Medical Center, Portland, 1972-1973. Resident in anesthesiology University Washington School Medicine, Seattle, 1973-1976, National Institutes of Health research trainee, 1974-1975. Clinical teaching associate department anesthesiology University California, San Francisco, 1976-1978.
Assistant professor anesthesiology Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1978-1983, associate professor, 1983-1984, University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1985-1987. Associate professor anesthesiology University Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, 1987-1991, professor, 1991-1993, director academy affairs, 1987-1993. Professor, chairman department anesthesiology Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1993-2000.
Chairman department anesthesiology, medical director perioperative services Scott and White Clinical and Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas, 1993-2000. Associate medical director Scott and White Health Plan, 1995-2000. Senior director clinical development Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois, 2000—2002, global medical director, global marketing director anesthesia and sedation, 2002—2006.
Vice president clinical affairs ZARS, Salt Lake City, 2006—2007. Leader therapeutic area Global Anesthesia and Critical, Baxter Pharmaceutical, New Providence, New Jersey, since 2007. Consultant, lecturer Janssen Pharmaceutica, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1980-1998, Alza Corporation, Palo Alto, California, 1986-1999.
Consultant Glaxo-Wellcome Company, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, Hoechst, Marion, Roussel, Kansas City, Kansas, Aspect Medical, Natick, Massachusetts, Baxter Laboratories, Chicago, Scott Laboratories, Lubbock, Texas. Lecturer to over 500 national and state medical organizations, since 1982. Examiner American Board Anesthesiology.
Lecturer Ohmeda, Liberty Corner, New Jersey.
Member choir Friendswood (Texas) Methodist Church, 1985-1987. Member Friendswood Fine Arts Commission, 1985-1987. Member Temple Chamber Arts Advisory Council, 1997-1999.
Lieutenant Commander Medical Corps, United States Navy, 1976-1978. Member of Temple Chamber of Commerce, Evergreen Newcomers, Society Academy Anesthesia Chairs (councilman 1996-1999), Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (program chair 1999), International Anesthesia Research Society, Colorado Society Anesthesiologists (past president), Society for Education in Anesthesiology (past vice president, past president, SEA-Duke Education prize), American Society Anesthesiologists (delegate 1983-1985, 1988-1990), Association U Anesthestists, National Speakers Association, International Platform Association, Mensa, Alpha Omega Alpha.
Married Nanci S. Simmons, June 3, l972. Children: Travis, Heather.