Military Medal, Northwestern University, 1968. DMA, University of Southern California, 1970. Postgraduate, Autonoma University, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1973-1976.
Doctor of Medicine, Rush Medical College, 1979.
Master of Science in Surgery, University of Illinois, 1983.Fla. Symphony Orchestra, 1960-1966, Orchestra Sinfonica National de Peru, 1965.
Instructor Thornton Junior College, 1966-1968. Lecturer University of Southern California, 1969-1973.
Assistant professor Whittier College, 1973.
Intern Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke"s Medical Center, Chicago, 1979-1980, resident, assistant in general surgery, 1980-1982, instructor general surgery, 1982-1984. Resident in cardiothoracic surgery U. Medicineand Dentistry New Jersey, 1984-1987. Private practice medicine specializing in cardiothoracic surgery, Aurora, Illinois, 1987.
Assistant professor Rush University, 1996.
Principal trumpet Florida Symphony Orchestra, 1960—1966, Orchestra Sinfonica National de Peru, 1965. Instructor Thornton Junior College, 1966—1968. Lecturer University Southern California, 1969—1973.
Assistant professor Whittier College, 1971—1973. Intern Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, 1979—1980, resident, assistant in general surgery, 1980—1982, instructor general surgery, 1982—1984. Resident in cardiothoracic surgery University Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, 1984—1987.
Private practice medicine specializing cardiothoracic surgery Aurora, Illinois, since 1987. Assistant professor Rush University, since 1996.
Fellow American College of Surgeons, American College Chest Physicians, Illinois Thoracic Surgical Society, Illinois Surgical Society. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Thoracic Surgeons, International College Surgeons (president United States section 2004-2005, member international executive council 2004-2008), Chicago Surgical Society, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Alpha Iota.