Q: What is your current job (title and responsibilities)?
A: Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Dermatology Section,
Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. I also have a private practice
Q: How did you get to this point in your career (what education
and previous jobs did you have)?
A: Four years college (B.S.), four years medical school (M.D.),
one year internship, three years residency in Dermatology
(Northwestern University School of Medicine).
Teaching position at Children's Memorial Hospital,
Northwestern University and Loyola University.
Q: What was your personal motivation for following this path?
A: Soviet launch of Sputnik motivated science achievement in many of my
classmates and me during grade and high school years. Personal models
and mentors in our family physician and pediatrician helped foster a
strong interest in medicine. Science fairs and great science and math
teachers in high school helped solidify a now firm commitment to medicine.
Q: What are your goals during the next year?
A: Continued prevention of skin cancer through publishing sunburn times
and new advances in the treatment of skin cancer.
Q: What other personal tidbits would you like to share (hobbies, family,
A: Suffering from terminal bibliomania with no cure in sight.
Tolstoy advised us to "go to the public library, and you won't
come out for twenty years, if you really wish to learn." Emily
Dickinson said "There is not frigate like a book to take us lands
away,... This traverse may the poorest take without oppress of toll."