Dow Medical College, 1982
Illinois State Psychiatric Institute, Chicago, residency training
Counseling and Psychotherapy, MS Degree
Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Psychiatric Administration and Management by the American Psychiatric Association
Founding Editor of the American Association of Psychiatric Administrator's Journal, Psychiatrist Administrator (2000-2010).
Currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Psychiatric Administration and Management (JPAM), fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Health, London.
Serves on the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP),
In 2014, Governor McCrory appointed him to the Governing Board of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, in 2016 reelected for another 4 years by current governor.