Education, Experience, and Personal

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


  • University of Arizona – Biochemistry major
  • UCLA Medical School
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center – Pediatrics
  • Yale University – Medical Genetics and Metabolic Disease
Yale School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine


  • 10 years as a general pediatrician, mostly part-time
  • 20 years as a medical geneticist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • 20 years (overlapping CHLA) as faculty at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, including research and teaching
  • 5 years as the Medical Director of Courtagen Life Sciences
  • Participation in multiple organizations, past and present, including the Scientific Advisory Board of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and a Principal Adviser of the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association.
Keck Medicine of USC


  • Home: Married (to a social worker) father of four children with ages ranging from 17 to 33
  • Interests: children’s issues, animals (wild and pets), travel (the more exotic the better), and reading
Pickles the chinchilla