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Students are the resource upon which our future depends and it is important to ensure that they receive the best education possible. However, learning and teaching is a two way street. The teacher must be prepared and must enthuse the student and the student must be willing to learn and put in the necessary effort to absorb the material. If these conditions are met the process will be rewarding for both the teacher and the student.

I enjoy teaching about the wonders of biology, the intricacies of history, and seeing the excitement of students as they learn new things. I continually read about science and study biology, genetics, history, philosophy. I am Board Certified in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. I belong to the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City, various Philosophy Clubs, a Science group, and am sponsor of a group called American History Enthusiasts. A teacher must also be a student.

As a former practicing plastic and reconstructive surgeon I have gained a practical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, patient care and the art of dealing with patients and their families. I taught surgery residents and nurses about operative techniques and patient care. This background nicely translates into my ability to teach and relate to students and their families.

I am patient, laid back, humorous, and can establish a rapport with people of any age. I prepare diligently for each session that I teach and make certain my student understands the material. Each session must be rewarding to both student and teacher.

Undergraduate Degree:

 John Carroll University - Bachelors, Biology

Graduate Degree:

 Medical College of Wisconsin (Marquette College of Medicine) - PhD, Medicine

Reading, cooking, history, travel, forensics, sports, science, medicine

Anatomy & Physiology

College Biology

High School Biology