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I moved with my family from St. Louis, Missouri, to Asheville, North Carolina, in 1992, after accepting an offer to join the medical staff of the VA Medical Center in Asheville.  I served as a psychiatrist at this facility for the next 24 1/2 years.  After retiring from the VA, I began preparing to open a private practice office to provide psychiatric care for adults in the Asheville area.  The office opened in February, 2017.

Undergraduate and Graduate Education

College:  University of South Carolina, in Columbia

Major:  Biology
Degree:  Bachelor of Science, in 1978

Academic Honor:  Phi Beta Kappa

Medical School:  University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Degree:  Doctor of Medicine
Academic Honor:  Distinguished Student in Anatomy

Postgraduate Training

Internship:  in Pediatrics, through Emory University School of Medicine, at Grady Hospital and Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children; in Atlanta, 1982-83

Residency/Fellowship:  in Adult and Child Psychiatry, through Washington University School of Medicine, at Barnes Hospital, Jewish Hospital, Malcolm Bliss Mental Health Center, and St. Louis Children's Hospital; in St. Louis, 1983-87.

Employment Since Completion of Training

 St. Louis State Hospital
 - child and adolescent division, 1987-89
  - adult division, 1989-92

VA Medical Center in Asheville, 1992-2016


Board-certified since 1990 by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Additional training/certification

in the American Heart Association courses of BLS(Basic Life Support) and ACLS(Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)

Medical Licensure

in North Carolina, since 1987

Professional Memberships

American Psychiatric Association
North Carolina Psychiatric Association
Western Carolina Medical Society

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