Present Position:

Interim Chief of Science, John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center

Chief of Medicine, John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center

Chief of Gastrointestinal Research Program, John Wayne Cancer Institute

Medical Director, California Oncology Research Institute

Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Professor, Surgery, John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center

Education:

  • 1980-1983 Undergraduate: University of Witwatersrand
  • 1980-1985 Medical School: University of Witwatersrand — School of Medicine, Johannesburg, SA
  • 1986 Rotating internship: Johannesburg General, Johannesburg
  • 1987-1990 Ph.D./Postdoctoral Associate: GI Surgical Research Group: Yale University School of Medicine, CT
  • 1990-1991 Surgical Internship: University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1992-1993 Surgical Research Fellow: University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1991-1996 General Surgery Residency: University of California, Los Angeles (M.J. Zinner)
  • 1996 Chief Resident: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1996-1998 Surgical Oncology Fellowship: John Wayne Cancer Institute (D.L. Morton)

Degrees:

  • 1985 MBBcH
  • 1991 PhD
    Growth and secretory effects of cholecystokinin and its permissive role
    in experimental pancreatitis.

Licensure:

  • 1987 United States FMGEMS/ECFMG No.3985454
  • 1988 United States FLEX ID 620927500
  • 1987 Britain No.3162691 (Registered with British Medical Council)
  • 1987 South Africa No.IN 19467 S.A.M.D.C.
  • 1991 California A49766
  • 1991 DEA BB2950980

Board Certification:

1996 Board certified, General Surgery 052475