My passion and drive to serve those in need encompasses both my profession as a physician as well as my life as a volunteer in serving the St. Louis metropolitan community. I am a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City 6 year Medical School program and completed my residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. My life has been deeply touched by the patients I had the privilege to serve during my years of practice in the St. Louis community.
I am committed to being an advocate for medical education initiatives and helping the underserved and uninsured of the St. Louis region. As a member of the St. Louis University Board of Trustees, I was immediately engaged with the SLU School of Medicine, and served as the Chair of Clinical Affairs for 8 of those years, overseeing both the School of Medicine and the University Medical Group practice. I was dedicated to improving the quality of education and training for our future doctors and medical staff as well as enhancing the quality of care provided to patients.