Respected neurologist and founder of the Southern AeroMedical Institute. He became known for his work in the field of hyperbaric oxygen medicine.
He carried out his residency in Oakland, California after earning a medical degree from Michigan State University.
He served as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Physiology at the Florida Institute of Technology.
He married Deborah Buza in 1980. The couple later welcomed two children: Matthew and Jenelle.
He was inspired by such world-changing neurologists as Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi-Montalcini .