AB, Stanford University, 1936. Postgraduate, University Heidelberg, 1936—1937. Doctor of Medicine, Cornell University, 1941.
Intern Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1941-1942. Assistant resident surgery Childrens Hospital, 1942. Plastic surgeon Northington General Hospital, Alabama, 1945-1946, Percy Jones General Hospital, Michigan, 1946.
Postwar fellow anatomy and embryology Stanford University, 1946-1947. From assistant resident to resident in head and neck surgery Veterans Administration Hospital, Bronx, New York, 1947-1950. Assistant resident, resident surgery, plastic, head and neck and general surgery New York Hospital, 1947-1950.
Instructor surgery Cornell University, 1950-1952, assistant professor, 1952-1955, associate professor, 1955. Assistant attending surgeon New York Hospital, 1950-1955. Assistant professor surgery Columbia University, 1955-1958, associate professor, 1958-1973, professor clinical surgery, from 1973.
Associate attending surgeon St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, 1955-1958, founding attending surgeon department plastic surgery, from 1958. Founder department plastic surgery, 1955. Consultant Walter Reed Medical Center, 1970-1977.
Chairman Medico Advisory Board, 1976-1977. Member, vice president Cooperative American Relief Everywhere Board. Vice president Wellborn Foundation, New York City Served to major Medical Corps, Army of the United States, 1943-1946.
Fellow American College of Surgeons. Member American Association Plastic Surgeons, American Society Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (president 1966, Special Achievement award), Foundation American Society Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (president 1961-1965), American Surgical Association, Society University Surgeons, French Society Plastic Surgeons, Brasilian Society Plastic Surgeons, Colombian Society Plastic Surgeons, Argentina Society Plastic Surgeons, British Association Plastic Surgery, Peruvian Academy Surgeons, New York Surgical Society, New York Academy Medicine (president Friends Rare Book Room), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (secretary, president 1966), New York State Medical Society (president, secretary, medical history), New York Regional Society Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (president 1064-1065), Halsted Society (president 1973-1974), James IV Association Surgeons, American Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (president 1974-1975), National Arts Club (exhibiting member), Century Club (professional artist), Artist Fellowship, Lotos Club.
Married Judy Thornton, October 31, 1967.