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Before College:
My father was a Marine resulting in much travel and 10 different schools until graduating in 1982 from West Springfield High School in West Springfield, VA.

College:
82/83 West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.
83/85 West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV. I attended with my parents, whom were one year behind me. I entered medical school without an undergraduate degree. Only 1 percent of medical students have this distinction.

Medical School:
85/89 West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown. I attended the last two years at the Charleston division at Charleston Area Medical Center.

Residency:
89/92 Pediatrics at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV.

Board Certification:
93 Pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics.
Re-certified in 2000 and 2007.

Fellowships:
American Academy of Pediatrics. F.A.A.P. means a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Hospital Privileges:
Active staff at the Charleston Area Medical Center.

Teaching Positions:
Assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the Charleston division of the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Practice:
7/15/92 to 9/15/95 in solo private practice.
9/16/95 to 6/30/1999 in group practice with Carepoint Physicians, Inc. Carepoint disbanded.
7/1/99 to present in group practice with ABC Pediatrics, PLLC

I have practiced at the same location since 1992, only the practice name and business arrangement has changed.

Family:
My daughter Lauren was born 3/13/95 and Kelsey was born 3/18/98. My son Joseph was born 11/14/00 and William was born 2/13/2002. My wife Pamela and I were married April 5, 2010 in Disneyworld. Pamela has two daughters, now my step daughters, Bree born 6/23/1999 and Lela born 8/24/2006.

Special Mention:

            Medical Audit Committee: member 1995, 1996, 1997

            Computer Information System Co-process owner for
            Clinical Documentation, Orders and Results Reporting 1997 to March 2003

            Clinical Documentation Quality Committee: Chairman
            Formerly Medical Audit Committee, July 2000 to March 2003
       

            Physician Advisory Group for Computer Information System: Chairman
            1997 to March 2003, member after 2003

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