Bachelor, Duke University, 1966. Doctor of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, 1970. Master of Business Administration, Ohio University, 1988.
Intern, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1971; resident in surgery, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, 1975; resident in thoracic surgery, U. Louisville, 1979; Chief Executive Officer, president, Summa Medical Systems, Ashland, Kentucky, Ironton, Ohio, Huntington, West Virginia, since 1987; private practice surgeon, Portsmouth, Ohio., 1979-1981; private practice surgeon, Ashland, 1981-1983; private practice surgeon, Ironton, since 1983; private practice surgeon, Huntington, 1990. Surgeon Lawrence County Medical Center, Ironton, Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington. Medical director department of emergency medicine Veterans Memorial Hospital, Pomeroy, Ohio, since 1996.
Major United States Air Force, 1975-1977. Fellow American Society Phlebology, American Society Abdominal Surgeons, American College Angiology, International College Angiology, International College Surgeons. Member American Medical Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, American Thoracic Society, North America Society Pacing and Electrophysiology, Society Vascular Technology, International Endovascular Society, American College Chest Physicians, American College Physicians Executives (alternate delegate), Ohio State Medical Association (president), Lawrence County Medical Association, American Management Association, President's Association, Greenpeace, Costeau Society.
Married Mary Ella Adkins, February 19, 1989. 1 child, Alexander Joseph.