Bachelor Medical Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1981. Doctor of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1983.
Commissioned, United States Army, 1986; advanced through grades to major, United States Army, 1989; assistant chief surgery, Bremerhaven (Germany) Army Hospital, 1988-1989; chief general surgery, Nurnberg (Germany) Army Hospital, 1989-1992.
Fellow American College of Surgeons (course director advanced trauma life support 1991). Member World Asn. Hepats-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Society of America Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha.
Married Ellen Louise Taylor, June 21, 1986. Children: Christina Louise, Eric Douglas.