Born and raised in New Jersey, graduated Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Doctor of Medicine degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, general surgery and neurosurgery residencies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, New York. Moved to North Florida, on staff at Orange Park Medical Center since 1988; previously on staff at Memorial Medical Center, St. Lukes Hospital, Baptist Medical Center, St Vincent's Medical Center and Shands Jacksonville. Practices at present solely at Orange Park Medical Center, where he is Chief of the Section of Neurosurgery. Previous positions held at Orange Park Medical Center include Chief of Medical Staff, Chief of Surgery, Moderator of the Board of Trustees,Chairman of Ethics Committee and Institutional Review Board. Also served as Chair of Intecare Physician network, and on the board of Orange Park Independent Practice Association. Professional memberships: Clay County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association, Florida Neurosurgical Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and licensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida. Organized neurosurgical activities include Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Chairman of Board of Directors of Think First National Injury Prevention Foundation, Naperville IL, Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery PAC, Washington DC. Volunteer activities include service on the board of directors for Concert on the Green, St Johns River State College Foundation, and the Jacksonville Symphony. Neurosurgical teaching includes University of Florida, Gainesville, department of neurosurgery and Brooks College of Health, Jacksonville. Has lectured at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons,the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, and the Florida Neurosurgery Society. Has published articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, and Neurosurgeon. Has appeared on radio, local and national TV.
Our mission: do what's best for the patient; avoid surgery if possible; do the best, safest, smallest operation possible; explain the risks, benefits and alternatives to surgery; aim for the best possible result; communicate with the referring physician; see patients and schedule surgery in a timely manner; treat each patient with respect.