MD – Pediatrics – MPH

Embarked in the 1980s on a path to host international visitors. Developed relationships with two non-profits which bring individuals to study in the U.S. – Connect US-Russia and a 20+ year affiliation with the World Press Institute as a host family for WPI Fellows. These have been very rewarding experiences for my family and me.

Since 1971 engaged in clinical medicine with Hennepin County Medical Center (Pilot City Project) and subsequently HealthPartners (retired 2000). Involved in teaching and research as clinical assistant professor with the Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota. Pediatric Dept. Chief, North Memorial Hospital. Memberships: University Max Seeham Committee on lectureships in social medicine, Hennepin County and Minnesota Medical Associations, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Informatics Association.

Late ‘60s – Worked with the Dept. of Pediatrics, Stanford University as field director of a community medical/nutrition/genetics study of Mayan villages in Atitlan, Guatemala. A decade later, developed a feasibility study relative to maternal-child health services in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala for Project Hope (People to People Foundation).

USPHS –physician, Cebu, Philippines. Application of public health and tropical medicine services within Peace Corps in the southern part of the country in the mid-‘60s. Obtained a student fellowship with USPHS in late ‘50s to participate in a community health survey of possible ill effects of radio nucleotide contamination of water from upstream uranium mining.


University of Wisconsin: BS, MD

Navajo-Cornell Community Health Demonstration Project: participated with this pioneering program in cross-cultural delivery of modern medicine.

University of Washington: Pediatric residency, fellowship in hematology/oncology

Stanford University: fellowship in nutrition research, biostatistics, emerging computer sciences.

University of Minnesota: School of Public Health MPH