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Personal Life

I’ve had a few career changes in my life.

In my first 4 year career I was a drummer in the Embraceables, a rock band, in New Jersey; with our longest gig on the boardwalk, in the Chatterbox, at Seaside Heights, N.J.

Then I spent 4 years enlisted in the Navy and attained the rate of 2nd Class Petty Officer before obtaining my Honorable Discharge to pursue civilian life.

After obtaining my B.S. in Biology at FDU, I was a Research Scientist at Shering Plough Pharmaceuticals testing potential antibacterial and antiparasitic medications.

I then went to Medical school and earned my M.D. degree; then went through 4 years of speciatly training and became a Board Certified Psychiatrist.

I then joined the full-time faculty at USF Medical School; seeing patients teaching psychiatry to medical students and psychiatrisets-in training. After 25 years on faculty I retired during my tenure as the Director of Clinical Services for the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences. I am currently an Emeritus Professor at USF.

I am now happily married to Susan. We have two grown children, both of whom we are proud. I thoroughly enjoy my retirement which includes coaching others to make the necessary changes to experience a comfortable, well balanced retirement life.

Personal Retirement Coach

I am an Emeritus Professor at the University of South Florida and now own my own Coaching business. Even though I can, and do coach anyone on virually any life issue; my speciality is coaching retired and soon-to-be retired individuals to make successful transitions from their demanding work lives to happy, well balanced retirement lives.


Twenty-five year career as a psychiatrist at the Department of Psychiatry, USF Medical School
For the last several years of my career I was the Director of Clinical Services for the Department of Psychiatry.

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