Education and Training

  • Washington University in St. Louis, A.B. Biology 1983

  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Memphis, M.D. 1987

  • Residency in Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 1987-1990

  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, St. Louis Children's Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 1990-1993

Board Certifications

Professional Societies

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)

  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)

  • Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)

  • Adult Congenital Heart Association

  • International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Honorary member, Philippine Society of Pediatric Cardiology

  • American Medical Association

  • Florida Medical Association


Clinical Expertise

  • Adult congenital heart disease

  • Atrial septal defect

  • Atrioventricular septal defect

  • Bicuspid aortic valve

  • Cardiac critical care

  • Cardiac genetics

  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

  • Coarctation of the aorta

  • Congenital aortic stenosis

  • Congenital heart defects

  • Congenital pulmonic valve stenosis

  • Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries

  • Double-outlet right ventricle

  • Eisenmenger syndrome

  • Fontan palliation of single ventricle physiology

  • Heart disease in pregnancy

  • Heart failure

  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

  • Interrupted aortic arch

  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome

  • Marfan syndrome

  • Patent ductus arteriosus

  • Patent foramen ovale

  • Pediatric cardiac critical care

  • Pediatric cardiac genetics

  • Pediatric cardiology

  • Pediatric heart disease

  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension

  • Ross procedure

  • Scimitar syndrome

  • Single ventricle

  • Tetralogy of Fallot

  • Total/partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection

  • Transposition of the great arteries

  • Tricuspid atresia

  • Trisomy 21

  • Turner syndrome

  • Ventricular septal defect

  • Williams syndrome



Military Service

  • Final Rank: Commander, U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Fleet Marine Forces, Honorably Discharged, 2006

  • Surgeon, II-MEF Augmentation Command Element, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune NC, 2005-2006

  • Battalion surgeon, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - REIN, Al Anbar Iraq, 2004

  • Battalion surgeon, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, St. Louis MO, 2003

  • Staff pediatrician, Fleet Hospital Great Lakes, Naval Station Great Lakes IL, 1998-2003

  • Direct commission officer, Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Station Pensacola FL, 1998


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