My training was with Pennsylvania State University and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. From there I took advanced training in several fellowships including Endocrinology and Nephrology, with both The Western Pennsylvania Hospital and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). At UPMC I was given the opportunity to study with one of the pioneers of transplant medicine, Dr. Starzl. I also, had the opportunity of studying for one year with the Director of the Joslin Clinic in Pittsburgh, where I developed a great interest in Diabetes, Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia. Even though, I pursued advanced training, my goal was never to be a sub-specialist, but rather to be a better prepared general internist.