I was born in Cincinnati, but I essentially grew up in Chicago. I graduated from Iowa State University in 1980 and then attended Medical School at Rush Medical College in Chicago. I did my residency in Family Practice at Grant Hospital. Following two years of practice in German Village, and two years of practice in rural Virginia, I started my own group, Westerville Family Physicians. After 25 years of patient care and managing the practice, I retired, or as my wife states, was repurposed. I am currently the Chief, Medical Director of Primary Care for the OhioHealth Physician Group.