I have been in private practice as a podiatric physician and surgeon for over 30 years. My practice is in Ocoee, Florida. I am a 1977 graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where, upon graduation, I received the Excellence in Surgery Award. I remained at the College for fourteen years, after residency training, to teach surgery and lecture on various innovative techniques. During this time, my work was published in an academic text, and I was granted a surgical instrument patent. In addition, for many years, I served as a Board Certification Examiner.