Attended University of Texas at Austin on National Merit Scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude, 1985, before attending University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. He completed his MD there in 1989 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed a General Surgical Internship and then a residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1994.
He is the author or coauthor of several scholarly papers and is board certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He has practiced in Arlington since 1994.