I was born in Chicago, moved to California in 1957 and to Oakdale in 1966. Went to Oakdale High School, MJC and then Fresno State and then spent the next 8 years going to medical school and specialty training at Northwestern University. Came back to Oakdale and set up a practice in OB/GYN that lasted until 2006 when I retired from medicine after 25 years. Always wanted to teach and through a friend got a “gig” with Columbia College.
I have been married to the same lady for 37 years and have 3 kids; Sara who is an RN in the Oak Valley Hospital ER: Dave who has his own software business in San Diego and Laura, who works for a non-profit organization in Sacramento.
I have been teaching “Pre-paramedic Training Class” and “ECG Interpretations of Cardiac Dysrhythmias” at Columbia for the past 2 years. The kids are cool and I enjoy working with them. Not sure who learns the most, my students or me! I look forward to teaching the new “on-line” Pre-paramedic Training Class” and hope to get the class on “Cardiac Dysrhythmias” on line in the near future.