I was born in Louisiana and graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge in 1987, with a degree in Chemistry. Four years later, 1991, I graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans becoming a physician. I passed the FLEX licensing exam and received a license to practice medicine in LA.
In July of 1991, I began General Surgery residency at University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, TX. In 1992, I joined the Army Reserve. In 1993, I became licensed to practice medicine in Texas. I did 5 years of residency and 2 years of research, graduating in 1998. From there, I spent 7 months in Lille, France, learning Endocrine Surgery at the University of Lille II.
In 1999, I became licensed to practice medicine in AR, and I moved to Pine Bluff, AR. There I opened a surgical practice. I performed General, Vascular, Thoracic and Laparoscopic surgery. In 2000, I became ABMS board certified in Surgery. In 2002, shortly after 9/11, I was called up by the US Army and served as a surgeon in a Forward Surgical Team in Kandahar, Afghanistan. When I returned, I resumed my practice.