Born and raised in The Bronx. Attended Fordham High School. Graduated from NYU with double majors Biology & Psychology. Worked as a High School Teacher in The Bronx and Manhattan. Worked for NYC Emergency Service. Attended Columbia University to complete medical school requirements. Escaped from New York City. Received a military scholarship to pay for medical school. Attended Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island. Maine-Dartmouth Family Residency in Augusta, Maine. Graduated from UCDavis Family Medicine Residency in Sacramento, CA. Called to active duty at Fort Riley, KS., Fort Sill, OK., Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and Tikrit, Iraq. Left the Army. Moved to San Francisco. Did Urgent Care at Mills-Peninsula. Became a hospitalist at St. Francis Hospital, then CPMC Pac campus. Finally opened a practice within Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation.