Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1972. Doctor of Medicine with distinction, Northwestern University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology, Northwestern University, 1975.
Resident in internal medicine, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1975-1977; resident in neurology, New York Hospital, New York City, 1977-1980; fellow in neurobiology Medical School, Cornell Univercity, New York City, 1980-1982; attending physician in neurology, LaGuardia Hospital, New York City, 1980-1982; assistant professor neurology and pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1982-1988; associate professor neurology and pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1988-1994; professor neurology and pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, since 1994; staff neurologist, VA Medical Center, Nashville, since 1988; chief neurology service, Nashville VA Medical Center, 1989-1990, 97-; director Laboratory Experimental Neurology, VA Medical Center, Nashville, since 1982.
Troop leader Brownies, Girl Scouts United States of America, Nashville, 1988-1991. Fellow American Academy Neurology. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society for Neurosci., New York Academy of Sciences, International Society for Neuroimmunology, American Neurological Association, Alpha Omega Alpha.
Married Virginia Frances Haile. Children: Elizabeth Ann, Kathleen, Sara, Allison Christine, Christopher Allen, Haile.