I was raised in northeast Pennsylvania near Scranton. I graduated from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York in 1960, and then went on to receive my M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia in 1964. I did my internship in the military at Madigan General Hospital at Fort Lewis, Washington, became a flight surgeon in the army, and did a three year tour of duty in Germany. After discharge from the army I entered the Willis Eye Hospital in Philadelphia for my eye residency graduation in 1972. I arrived in Bellingham in the summer of 1972 and established my practice in Ophthalmology at the Northwest Medical Center and remained at that location until December 1, 2008 when the practice was moved to its current location at 4540 Cordata Parkway.
I was past chief of staff at St. Joseph Hospital, and was on active staff at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital and The Bellingham Surgery Center. I am currently on the Board of Directors of the Surgery Center and is an active member of the Whatcom County Medical Society, The Washington State Medical Society, the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. I am board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Although I have retired from surgery and the hospital aspects of my practice, I continue to practice general Ophthalmology at the new Cordata location.
Outside of the practice I enjoy fly fishing, golf, and especially spending time with my family and eight grandchildren.