Late physician renowned for his expertise in myocardial infarction. He was the recipient of many prestigious honors, including the title of Hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
He was raised primarily in Chattanooga, Tennesssee and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1981.
In 2006, he received the parody award known as the Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine for his breakthroughs in curing hiccups.
He was married and had two sons.
He and Ernest Thayer both graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.