I grew up in rural Arkansas both father and grandfather being small town physicians in the same community. I attended Capitol Page High School as a House of Representatives Page as a high school freshman being the only school member to letter in both sports and scholastics. I attended two years at Georgia Tech in Physics before changing to premed and returning home to complete my premed curriculum at the local college. In college I was accepted into the the US Marine Corps officer candidate program and was assigned to the reserves and attended medical school while serving in the reserves receiving my honorable discharge from the Marine Corps 6 years later. After graduation from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine the next 9 years at was at Tulane University/Charity Hospital for internship, residency, and fellowship in cardiology and faculty member. I turned down an NIH scholarship program to study alcohol and the heart to move to Bellevue to enter private practice. At Overlake I have served as medical staff treasurer and Chief of Staff; and previously head of the Quality Assurance committee and chairs of the medical and cardiology sections. I am a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization review Physicians having passed the certification exam with honors; and certified (per examination) by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.
My most avid interest in cardiology is prevention of disease and disease progression and have spent years in study and education with leaders in this field. My positive results in this area is my greatest satisfaction.
I have been married for 40 years and have two wonderful daughters. My wife and I like to read and hike and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My wife is an active community volunteer spending most of her present volunteer efforts at Children's Hospital.