Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1965; Doctor of Medicine Harvard University, 1970.
Intern, resident in internal medicine, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1970-1972; resident, fellow in medicine and psychiatry, Strong Memorial Hospital, U. Rochester, New York, 1972-1974; medical director, Threshold, Rochester, 1973-1977; assistant professor medicine and psychiatry, U. Rochester, 1974-1980; adjunct associate professor medicine, New York University School Medicine, 1982-1987; associate professor clinical medicine, New York University School Medicine, since 1987; director, Primary Care Program New York University/Bellevue Hospital Centers, since 1982; visiting professor, University of Limburg, The Netherlands, 1984-1988. Member medical group Genesee Valley Group Health Association, Rochester, 1973-1980. Vice president Dolen Fund, Zlinkoff Foundation.
Fellow Royal Society Medicine. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Physicians (Rosenthal award), American Psychosomatic Society, Society General Internal Medicine (secretary, treasurer 1984-1986, president 1992-1993), American Academy on Physician and Patient (president since 1992, chairman since 1993), North America Primary Care Research Group, International Epidemiology Association, Society Behavioral Medicine, Task Force on Doctor and Patient (director 1978-1992), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Ellen Parker.