Bachelor of Science, Mississippi College, 1952; Doctor of Medicine, Baylor Medical College, 1956; Master of Business Administration, Oral Roberts University, 1987.
Cardiovascular surgeon, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, 1962-1966; associate professor surgery, University Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, 1967-1969; director school health science, University Center Arkansas, Little Rock, 1970-1975; cardiovascular surgeon, Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock, 1969-1975; cardiovascular surgeon, teacher, Good Samaritan and Veterans Administration Hospital., Phoenix, Arizona, 1976-1981; chair department surgery, City of Faith Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1981-1988; general vascular and thoracic surgery, Dallas, 1989-1995; general vascular and thoracic surgery, Demopolis, Alabama, since 1995. Consultant, medical practice management McPhail & Associations, Dallas, 1989-1995. President, Chief Executive Officer Medical Surgical Speciality Associations, Dallas, 1990-1995, Demopolis, since 1995.
Chairman United Way, 1985-1987. Fellow American College Surgeons, American College Cardiology. Member American Association Thoracic Surgery, American Medical Association, American College Health Care Executives, American College Physicians Executives.
Married Dorothy Alyce Binford, June 30, 1957. Children: John Mark, Gary Lewis, Keith Binford.