Growing up in the Midwest, I graduated from the University of Notre Dame, then attended Stanford Medical School, where I fell in love with California. I trained in surgery at Johns Hopkins, NYU Bellevue, and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. I was a pediatric surgeon for over 40 years until Covid retired me. My wife and I lived mostly in New Jersey and Florida, until our fearless daughter was accepted at UC Santa Barbara. We followed her to California in 2017 and moved to Laguna Woods Village in 2019 where we enjoy the golf, clubs, and community.
My first memoir, "Rat Sex; A Surgery Intern at Johns Hopkins," was based on a diary I kept during that amazing year 1968-1969. I have recently written a family memoir, "Lottery Winner," as part of my legacy.