I was born in 1958 in El Paso, Texas. My schooling included Cathedral HS in Indianapolis, IN., Indiana University--Bloomington, IN and Indiana University Medical School. My medical training included residency at St. Vincent Hospital-Indianapolis and GI Fellowship at the University of South Florida--Tampa. I have been a practicing physician at St. Vincent Hospital for the past 23 years. My areas of interest include Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I have been happily married to my beautiful wife, Cheryl, for the past 31 years. We have had the joy of watching our four lovely daughters grow into healthy, happy and productive young women. My hobbies include golf, gardening and spending weekends at our lake house.