B.S., Oakwood College; M.D., Meharry Medical College. Board-certified surgeon. Chair, Tennessee Hospital Association, MidSouth e-Health Alliance, and American Hospital Association's Governing Council on Metropolitan Hospitals. Board Member, Memphis Chapter March of Dimes, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and UTHSC Chancellor's Advisory Board. Named by BusinessTN among the state’s “Healthcare Top 25” in 2007 and 2009. Winner in 2005 of the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center’s Excellence in Health Award. 2010 Individual Leader in Health, Community Health Charities of Tennessee. 2013 Tennessee Hospital Association Diversity Champion. Recipient, 2014 CEO of the Year Award, MBQ.