Norwalk Hospital/ Yale University School of Medicine Post-Graduate Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program  (1990)

Emory University School of Medicine

Physician Assistant Program (PA)

Master of Medical Science 2006

Bachelor of Medical Science 1989

Physician Assistant Certificate 1989

Colorado State University 1986

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Zoology

Minor Anatomical Science

Minor Music

Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship in Music 1981-1986

Additional Scholarships for Musical Excellence:

          CSU 1986

          Delta Omicron (Professional International Music Fraternity) 1986


Golden Senior High School(Golden/ CO) 1981

1st chair/ Band letter/ Band President 1978-1981

Participated in High School and College and was Section Leader/ 1st Chair:

-Symphonic Band

-Symphonic Wind Ensemble 

-Marching Band

-Stage / Jazz Band

-Percussion Ensemble

-Pep Band

-Rudimental Ensemble

-Pit Orchestra

-Percussion for Vocal Groups

-Small Jazz Combos


I wrote most all of the percussion music for Marching Band, Pep Band and the Rudimental Ensemble and arranged/ composed for various groups as needed.

Percussion Solo Recitals 1986/1987
Colorado State University Band
Colorado State University Alumni Marching Band
Performed at the following Festivals: 

The Bahamas International Music Festival 1981

The Wichita Jazz Festival 1981

The Fullerton College Jazz Festival 1983

Disneyland/Magic Mountain 1982/1993

The Reno Jazz Festival 1984 where CSU Jazz Band “The Statesmen” opened for Count Basie’s Orchestra

University of Northern Colorado Jazz Festival 1978-1986

Awards and Honors: 

Outstanding Band Member 1979-1981

National Association of Jazz Educators (NAJE) Citation for Outstanding Musicianship 1981

John Philip Sousa Semper Fidelis 1981

U.S. Collegiate Wind Bands acceptance 1981

Delta Omicron Upsilon Chapter 2nd Vice President and Publicity Committee 1981-1986

Section Leader Award 1986

Nominated to: The All-American College Marching Olympic Band 1984

                       The All-American College Marching Inaugural Band (Pres. Reagen 1985)

                       The U.S. Liberty Band for 4th of July Celebration 1986

                       “All-American” Hall of Fame Honors 1986

Alternate to The All-American Marching Disney Band (six selected in the U.S.) 1983