Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine


Internal Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


Internal Medicine

  • David Grant Usaf Medical Center


Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism


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Academic Information

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • 2008: Order of Socrates (recognition for teaching contributions), University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
  • 2008: Outstanding Advanced Physical Diagnosis Preceptor Award, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine (voted by medical students)
  • 2001: "Best Student Advocate" Award (MS-II Student Appreciation Award)
  • 2001: "Best Use of Educational Technology" Award (MS-II Student Appreciation Award)
  • 2000: Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • 2000: Alpha Omega Alpha Clinical Volunteer Faculty Award
  • 2000: Student Advocate Award (MS-II Student Appreciation Award
  • 2000: William P. Clement Award (Outstanding Military Educator; vote of USUHS Class of 2000)
  • 1999: Outstanding Clinical Concepts Faculty Award (MS-2 Student Appreciation Award
  • 1996: Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
  • 1987: Finalist, Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
  • 1987: Air Force Commendation Medal

Professional Societies

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces
  • Air Force Association


  • 2002 - present: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2005 - 2009: Program Director, Internal Medicine residency, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • 2005 - 2009: Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • 2002 - 2005: Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Program, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia

Councils and Committees

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Endocrine Today
  • Committee on Student Promotions (CSP), 2010-present
  • School of Medicine Admissions Committee, 2009-present
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter) Committee, 2006-present
  • Problem-based Learning Curriculum Design, 2004-present
  • Department of Internal Medicine Quality Improvement Committee, 2008-2009
  • Graduate Medical Education Oversight Committee, 2005-2009
  • Intravenous insulin therapy protocol development team, 2004-2008
  • MU2020 (School of Medicine Curriculum revision, long-range), 2004-2005
  • Introduction to Patient Care Curriculum Design, 2003-2006

University Activities

  1. Instructor, IPC Block 1 (Introductory Medical Interviewing; preceptor for group of 8 M-1 medical students)
  2. Instructor, IPC Block 2 (Introductory Physical Examination; preceptor for group of 8 M-1 medical students)
  3. Instructor, Advanced Physical Diagnosis (preceptor for group of 4 M-2 medical students)
  4. Instructor, IPC Block 5 (faculty facilitator for case-based problem solving exercises for group of 8 MS-2 students)
  5. Preceptor, Ambulatory Care Experience (introductory patient care experience for 8 MS-1 students per year)
  6. Lecturer, Problem-Based Learning Curriculum, MS-1 Level (96 students; selected topics in Endocrinology)
  7. Lecturer, Problem-Based Learning Curriculum, MS-2 Level (96 students; selected topics in Endocrinology)
  8. Lecturer, MS-3 Medicine Clerkship (96 students per year; topic is “Interpretation of Chest X-rays”)