I completed my undergraduate studies with Honors at Drexel University, formerly Hahnemann University School of Health Sciences and Humanities in Philadelphia in 1990 with a B.S. in Emergency Medical Services Administration. I was certified as an EMT-Paramedic in 1988 and worked in this capacity at several regional hospital based Paramedic Units including Paoli Hospital Medic 92, Bryn Mawr Hospital Medic 109, and Delaware County Memorial Hospital Medic 103. In 1994 I received the D.M.D. degree from Temple University School of Dentistry.
After graduation from dental school, I completed his residency specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Temple University Hospital from 1994 through 1998 where I served as Chief Resident from 1997 to 1998.
I am Associate Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine / Hahneman Hospital in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. I am also Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Dentistry at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. I am is double board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and also the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
My special clinical interests include Anesthesia, Dental Implants, facial trauma reconstructive surgery, and minimally invasive facial cosmetic surgery.
I and my wife, Deirdre, a critical care and recovery room nurse, have three young children. In my spare time I am an accomplished outdoorsman and fly-fisherman, having fly fished across North America from the Yukon Territory and the western United States to Nova Scotia, and am also an avid motorsports enthusiast.