Board Certified in orthopedic surgery Bachelor of Science degree in biology, Austin College, Sherman, Texas Doctor of Medicine degree, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisana Internship and residency training, New Orleans hospitals. Orthopedic chief resident, Tulane Medical Center and Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Spinal Fellowship, University of Louisville, Kentucky, Norton Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, and the Tulane Spine Fellowship back in New Orleans. Interest in medical education has taken him to positions as clinical instructor and assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Presented various national and international papers dealing with spinal disorders. Member of the Texas Medical Association and the Bexar County Medical Society.