AB magna cum laude, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1965. Doctor of Medicine, University Pittsburgh, 1969.
Intern then resident, St. Louis Children's Hospital, 1969-1971;
fellow hematology-oncology department pediatrics, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1971-1973;
instructor hematology-oncology department pediatrics, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1973-1974;
assistant professor pediatrics, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1974-1978;
associate professor pediatrics, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1978-1979;
associate professor pediatrics, head hematology-oncology section, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1982-1985;
associate professor pediatrics, head hematology-oncology section, Southern Illinois U., Springfield, 1985-1988;
associate professor, director hematology-oncology section, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, since 1988. Co-director Comprehensive Childhood Cancer Program, State of Florida, 1978-1979, Comprehensive Center Children with Cancer and Blood Diseases, Pediatric Tumor Board, Cook Children's Hospital, Fort Worth, 1979-1982. Adjunct Professor Texas Christian U., Fort Worth, 1979-1982, North Texas State University, Fort Worth, 1980-1982.
Visiting professor Karolinska and St. Goran's Hospital, Stockholm, 1983. Lecturer, consultant in field. Served on numerous hospital, university and medical organization committees.
Editorial reviewer Journal Pediatrics, since 1985, Leukemia Research,1984-, Journal Pediatrics, 1985.
Co-founder Ronald McDonald House, Gainesville, 1979, Fort Worth, 1982. Fellow American Academy Pediatrics. Member American Medical Association (Physician's Recognition award 1980-1986), American Society Hematology, American Association Cancer Research (Southwest section), International Society Experimental Hematology, Springfield Medical Society, American Cancer Society (Florida division, research committee 1977-1979, childhood cancer advisory committee 1977-1979, leukemia, lymphoma and childhood cancer committee 1978-1979), American Academy Pediatrics (Tennessee chapter), Tennessee Pediatric Society, Tennessee Medical Society, Knoxville Academy Medicine, Knoxville Pediatric Society, Sigma Xi.
Married Sylinda S. Shepherd, November 15, 1988 (divorced February 1992). Children: Charitie, Chad.