Bachelor of Science in Mathematics summa cum laude, Doctor Richter College, Kelkheim, West Germany, 1965; Doctor of Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe U., Frankfurt, West Germany, 1970; Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Johann Wolfgang Goethe U., Frankfurt, West Germany, 1971.
Intern, Johann Wolfgang Goethe U., Frankfurt, 1971-1972; resident in general surgery, U. Basel, Switzerland, 1972-1974; chief resident, resident general surgery, U. Kansas, Kansas City, 1974-1978; chief resident, resident cardiothoracic surgery, Harvard Medical School/5th Harvard Surgical Svc., Boston, 1978-1980; special fellow cardiac surgery, Texas Heart Institute St. Luke's Episcopal & Texas Childrens Hospital, Houston, 1981; chief cardiothoracic surgery, assistant professor surgery, U. South Florida and James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa, 1982-1986; chief cardiothoracic surgery, associate professor surgery, Denver General Hospital/U. Colorado, 1986; director cardiac surgery, Desert Hospital, Palm Springs, California, 1986-1991; chief cardiac surgery, Cedars Medical Center, Miami, since 1991. Consultant on cardiac surgery to surgeon general United States Navy, 1984. Presenter in field.
Active Republican National Commission, Washington, 1993. Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1992. Fellow American College Chest Physicians.
Member American Medical Association, Society Thoracic Surgeons, American Heart Association (county member cardiac surgery), Association for Academy Surgeons, Association Military Surgeons the United States, American Federation for Clinical Research, Internat.Soc. for Heart Transplantation, New York Academy Sciences, Riverside County Medical Association, California Medical Association.
Married Deborah Ann Darr, August 4, 1990;1 child, Mackenzie.