Born and raised in Iron Mountain, Michigan (the Upper Peninsula). Founding member of the waterski performing group, the Ski-ters; was the clown, barefoot skiing, flying the ski kite, jumping and jump tricks. Snow-ski racer and jumper. Left the UP for Harvard College. Med school at Wayne State U in Detroit. Internal Medicine at Einstein's Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, followed by Cardiology training at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Currently, practicing cardiology in Manhattan; a member of the voluntary faculty at the Icahn Medical School at Mt Sinai. I teach a weekly hands-on course on Electrocardiography, a 4th year med student elective, attracting students from around the world. At the end of each session, I perform illusions. Am an expert on Carcinoid Heart Disease.