Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College, 1951; Doctor of Medicine Harvard University, 1955; Master of Science, University of Minnesota, 1963; Doctor of Philosophy in Surgery, University of Minnesota, 1966.
Surgical intern, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1955-1956; surgical fellow, University of Minnesota, 1959-1966; instructor surgery, Medical College Virginia, Richmond, 1966; professor surgery and microbiology, Medical College Virginia, 1972-1975; director, Tissue Typing Laboratory, 1969-1975; attending surgeon, director surgical research, director transplantation service, St. Luke's Hospital Center, New York City, 1975-1978; professor surgery, Columbia University, 1976; Ailsa Mellon Bruce professor surgery, Columbia University, 1977-1978; clinical professor surgery, Pennsylvania State University and, 1979-1988; department chairman surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, 1979-1990; chairman emeritus, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, since 1990. Clinical professor surgery Jefferson U., since 1990.
Elder Presbyterian Church With Medical Corps, United States Air Force, 1957-1959. Member American College of Surgeons (president Control Pennsylvania chapter 1981-1982), American Association Pathologists, Transplant Society, American Society Transplant Surgeons, Eastern Surgical assosiation, New York Clinical Society, Society University Surgeons, Sigma Xi.
Married Carol Sue Wilson, 1967. Children: Henry MacDonald, Richard Matson, Elizabeth Gail.