Undergraduate at UCLA (Zoology); Med School at USC, then interned in Boston at BCH with Tufts Universtiy. Next four years spent in Rochester MN at Mayo Clinic and Graduate School. Completed MS then with thesis on electron microscopy in lupus and rheumatoid skin biopsies. Then back to private practice in Southern California specializing in rheumatology. Founding Board member of American Society of Clinical Rheumatology (ASCR) and Founding Board member of California Rheumatology Alliance (CRA). Co-Delegate (ACR) to Carrier Advisory Committee. 29 years a delegate to AMA's OMSS. Active staff and chair of numerous hospital committees - Chief of Staff in 1982 at Methodist Hospital of Southern California; currently on Medical Education Committee. Member of Rheumatology Department at LA County-USC Medical Center where on Volunteer Attending Staff - Clinical Professor since 1984. Prior President and Board Chair of Hear Center, Pasadena, CA. Member of "Top Docs" in San Gabriel Valley. Member editorial board of local newsletter- Doctors Matter. Participant in numerous drug studies and speaker's panel for Forest Lab. Speaking presentations in 30 states and 5 continents. Special interests: golf and skiing and photography. Married with two children; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.