A lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area. He has a distinguished career in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, having been involved in the development of the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Tampa Bay including Bradenton in the 1990’s.
A graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1981. He completed his Residency and Surgical Fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery from 19811988 at The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, under the direction of Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. and Stan Crawford, M.D.
He spent 17 years in practice at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Tampa General Hospital. University of South Florida College of Medicine. He has been the subject of many awards, press releases and has many publications. His interests include, VATS Surgery along with treatment of valvular heart disease. In addition, he is currently trained in the latest techniques of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Thranscatheter Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) for the treatment of aortic disease as well as having a long history treating peripheral vascular disease.
• Diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
• Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
• Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Society
• Member of the American Medical Association
• Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine