Born and raised in Chicago, IL. Married to the former Carol Shuey, DDS. Education: Loyola University – Chicago (1981), B. S. in Biology; University of Illinois Dental School (1985), DDS; Naval Dental Center – Bethesda, MD (1994), Endodontic certificate.
Career Path: Dental Officer, US Navy for 11 years; Did tours on the USS Enterprise and USNS Mercy (Desert Storm); Endodontic private practice with spouse for 18 years in Albany, GA. Started at MUSC Dental School of Medicine in January, 2014.