Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois, which is about 45 miles west of Chicago. I went to Catholic schools and I couldn’t wait to get out of there! I didn’t apply to any colleges within 1,000 miles of the Midwest.
Where did you attend undergraduate and medical school?
I went to Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1979 (before most of you were born). I went to Harvard Medical School in Boston, graduating in 1983. I ended up in Boston for 12 years total (medical school, internship, residency, and fellowships).
Why did you decide to work for MVP?
I was a very busy vascular surgeon in Annapolis and just got fed up with the on-call night work and grueling schedule. It really can take a toll after 25 years! MVP allowed me to stay in vascular surgery, but not in the stressful life of private practice arterial vascular surgery.
What do you like most about Maryland Vein Professionals?
Certainly the staff and how well the patients are treated. In my former practice we were just so busy that nobody seemed to have the time, or inclination, to be very kind to patients.
What are your favorite books, TV shows or movies?
I read a lot. The entire Jack Aubrey series by Patrick O’Brian; A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Rowles; Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. Not too big on TV or movies.
To where do you like to escape?
I love boats and boating. Favorite escape is to go someplace great (like Croatia or Greece) and sail for a week. Quickest escape is to work on my very needy 1983 Hatteras.