Received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He completed his pediatric training at Vanderbilt and joined Rivergate Pediatrics in July of 1997. He has a long-term commitment to working with the hearing impaired and is fluent in American Sign Language. He and his wife have two boys and a girl. He has served as an officer of the Davidson County Pediatric Society and is currently the President of Rivergate Pediatrics.