Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Mr. Michael L. Kiefer |
Mr. Kiefer was appointed as the Acting Director of Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (Lovell FHCC), the first integrated Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense federal health care facility, on December 28, 2017.
As the Director, he is responsible for strategic leadership and operations. He leads an integrated VA/Department of Defense team of approximately 3,500 employees, serving veterans, active duty military and military dependents. Lovell FHCC is responsible for the medical readiness of more than 40,000 Navy recruits annually.
Mr. Kiefer is on detail from the Amarillo VA Health Care System, a division in the Texas Health Care Network which provides care to veterans throughout the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, eastern New Mexico, and southern Kansas.
In the Army, he served as the Deputy Commander at multiple facilities to include: Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Guthrie Army Health Clinic in Fort Drum, New York, and Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas. In July 2008, he started as Chief of Staff at the Pacific Regional Medical Command in Honolulu, Hawaii followed by Commander of the Weed Army Community Hospital in Fort Irwin, California.
Later he served as Chief of Staff of the Northern Regional Medical Command in Fort Belvoir, Virginia before moving to Texas to work in VA as a Director.
As a retired Army Colonel, Mr. Kiefer’s significant awards include: Legion of Merit (3 awards), Meritorious Service Medal (7 awards), Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Distinguished Unit Award, Army Staff Identification Badge, Basic Airborne and Air Assault skill badges.
Mr. Kiefer is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Military Order of Medical Merit and a member of the Upsilon Phi Delta National Honor Society. He holds a Masters in Health Administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Captain Bradford L. Smith |
Deputy Director & Commanding Officer
CAPT Smith was appointed as the Deputy Director and Commanding Officer at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (Lovell FHCC) on July 22, 2016.
As the deputy director, CAPT Smith supports the director with all leadership and administrative functions within the health care center. He maintains Uniformed Code of Military Justice authority, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations at the federal health care center.
Prior to coming to Lovell FHCC, he was the executive officer at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth Virginia, leading 6,700 staff members that cared for over 118,000 enrolled patients.
CAPT Smith reported to Naval Hospital, Great Lakes in 2001, serving as department head in pediatrics
and Chairman of the Executive Committee for medical staff. In 2006, he deployed to Djibouti, Africa as the Senior Medical Officer and Deputy Officer in Charge of the Expeditionary Medical Force. In early 2008, he assumed the duties of Clinic Director, Branch Health Clinic, Washington Navy Yard. Later that year, he was named Director of Primary Care and Branch Clinics for National Naval Medical Center, leading 16 branch health clinics.
In 2009, he was named Deputy Chief of Staff, Navy Medicine National Capital Region, where he was instrumental in the successful execution of the historic BRAC integration between Walter Reed AMC and NNMC. In 2012, he became the Assistant Deputy Chief for Strategy and Innovation (M5) at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and played a critical role in Navy Medicine’s strategic approach during the stand-up of the new Defense Health Agency.
CAPT Smith holds a Masters of Arts in Biology from Washington University, and his Medical Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. In 2001, he completed his residency in pediatrics at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth and holds a board certification in Pediatrics.
Captain Andrew Archila |
CAPT Archila is the Executive Officer (XO) for Lovell FHCC. He was appointed to the position June 5th, 2017.
As the XO, CAPT Archila is responsible for daily operations and oversight and reports directly to the Commanding Officer (CO) to assist in carrying out policies and orders of the CO and Facility Director.
Prior to his appointment as XO, he was the Associate Director for Resource Management at the FHCC and the Acting Chief for the Office of Performance Improvement.
During his military career he has served past tours at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Hospital Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, the Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes, and the Naval Branch Health Clinic Yuma. He also deployed to the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Kuwait in 2009. He gained valuable leadership experience as an Officer in Charge (OIC) at the Naval Branch Health Clinic in Yuma, Arizona from 2011-2014.
CAPT Archila’ s awards and decorations include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards) and the Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards). He was named the Navy’s “Junior Optometrist of the Year” in 2003 and the Armed Forces Optometric Society Navy Optometrist of the Year for 2014. He also served as the Assistant Specialty Leader for Navy Optometry.
CAPT Archila has a Bachelor of Science in Optometry and Doctor of Optometry both from the University of Houston. Before graduate school, CAPT Archila was selected for the 4-year Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program and was commissioned in 1995.
Additional education includes an MBA in Health Care Administration from the City University of New York’s prestigious Zicklin School of Business, graduating in 2007. He concurrently earned a Fellowship in Clinical Administration and Optometric Management at the State University of New York College of Optometry.
Command Master Chief Thomas Moore |
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Thomas Moore is the Command Master Chief for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois.
As the Command Master Chief, he is the senior enlisted advisor and works as a liaison between the Director and Commanding Officer/Deputy Director and the enlisted ranks. He is responsible for all quality of life, discipline, training and morale of enlisted members assigned to the FHCC.
He enlisted in the Navy in June 1988 from Mission, Texas. Upon completion of Recruit Training in Orlando, Florida, he attended Machinist Mate School and completed the Nuclear Power Training pipeline in 1990.
His sea duty assignments include tours on the USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Simon Lake (AS 33), USS Mississippi (CGN 40), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), as the Reactor Department Master Chief onboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68), and as the Command Master Chief on the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
His shore duty assignments include Navy Recruiting District, St. Louis, Missouri; Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, South Carolina, and Force Reactor Department Master Chief at the Commander Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet in San Diego.
Master Chief Moore is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 106-Gold) and the Command Master Chief Course at the Command Leadership School in Newport, Rhode Island.
He earned the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards. He also earned both the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist qualifications.
Commander Heather Hellwig |
Acting Associate Director for Clinical Support Services
CDR Hellwig is the Acting Associate Director Clinical Support Services for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois. She was appointed to the position Jun 27, 2016.
As the Acting Associate Director for Clinical Support Services, she is responsible for support services including Rehabilitation, Radiology, Pathology/Laboratory, Education and Training, Audiology/Speech Pathology, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Food Services, Pastoral Care, Prosthetics, and Optometry.
CDR Hellwig was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy in 2002. Her first assignment was to Bremerton Naval Hospital where she deployed to Rota, Spain as the Pharmacy Lead for Fleet Hospital Eight. Over the next seven years, she led the pharmacies at Branch Health Clinic Bangor, Washington; Branch Health Clinic Iwakuni, Japan; and Naval Hospital Beaufort, South Carolina.
After taking a year away from leadership to complete her residency, CDR Hellwig served as the Pharmacy Assistant Chief at the newly opened Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia and in 2013 assisted in the multinational Pacific Partnership Humanitarian Mission. She then served as Pharmacy Division Head at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center before being selected for her current position.
CDR Hellwig earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin in 2002 and Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy from the University of Florida in 2011. She also completed a Pharmacy residency at the National Naval Medical Center in 2011, is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.
Her military awards include one Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and various service related awards and campaign ribbons.
Captain Grace Lumaban Key |
Associate Director of Dental Services
CAPT Key is the Associate Director for Dental Services at Lovell FHCC. She was appointed to the position September 6, 2016. She is responsible for all dental operations at the Lovell FHCC and Naval Station Great Lakes.
Prior to her appointment, CAPT Key was the Department Head and Periodontics Division Officer at Fisher Dental Clinic at Lovell FHCC.
CAPT Key’s first assignment was with 3D Dental Battalion/U. S. Naval Dental Center in Okinawa, Japan as Assistant Dental Officer at Camp Schwab Branch Dental Clinic in 1998. She also served as the Assistant Dental Officer at Camp Pendleton, California and Quantico, Virginia. In 2006, she became the Periodontics Department Head and Division Officer at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Branch Dental Clinic at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In 2013, she returned to 3D Dental Battalion/U. S. Naval Dental Center in Okinawa, Japan as Director of Clinical Services.
CAPT Key attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1997. After graduation from dental school and Officer Indoctrination School, Newport, Rhode Island in 1997, she completed her residency at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) in Norfolk, Virginia.
CAPT Key’s awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).
Ms. Judy T. Finley |
Associate Director for Facility Support
Ms. Judy Finley was appointed as the Associate Director for Facility Support of Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (Lovell FHCC) on December 7, 2017.
As the Associate Director for Facility Support, Ms. Finley is responsible for the direction of administrative functions including Patient Administration, Facility Management, Logistics, Prosthetics, Police, Safety, Managed Care, Communications and Public Affairs, Education and Training, and Nutrition and Food Services.
Prior to this position, Ms. Finley was the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network which includes eight VA health care systems in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California. She also served as the Associate Director at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Ms. Finley’s experience includes 13 years as a Clinical Data Analyst and 10 years in Quality and Utilization Management. She served as the Chief Nursing Officer in the southeast VA Network which covers Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina and the Quality Management Officer in the Heart of Texas Health Care Network which covers most of Texas.
She has worked in several details during her career to include acting as a Chief Financial Officer, Quality Management Officer, Assistant Director, and Director.
Before joining the Department of Veterans Affairs in July 1985, Ms. Finley was the Diagnosis-Related Group Coordinator and Medicare Skilled Care Specialist at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and the Shelby County Health Care Center in Memphis, Tennessee as a Staff Development and Infection Control Nurse.
Ms. Finley holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Jr. College, Raymond, Mississippi, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.
Commander Cynthia S. Sikorski |
Associate Director for Fleet Medicine
CDR Sikorski is the Associate Director for Fleet Medicine for Lovell FHCC. She was appointed August 7, 2017. Prior to her appointment, CDR Sikorski served as the Preventive Medicine Officer at Lovell FHCC.
She is responsible for the strategic leadership and overall operations of the Fleet Medicine Directorate, which encompasses three medical clinics located on the Naval Station and Recruit Training Command. The clinics provide primary outpatient care, military medical screenings and evaluations for the active duty military population, over 40,000 U.S. Navy Recruits that enter Naval Service each year.
CDR Cynthia Sikorski entered naval service through the health professions scholarship program. She deployed to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to care for wounded warriors in support of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
In Norfolk, Virginia, she served as lead medical epidemiologist and successfully directed several disease outbreak investigations before deploying to Afghanistan in 2012 where she worked as a Preventive Medicine Mentor for a NATO Training Mission. She helped build public health infrastructure and bio-surveillance capacities for the Afghanistan National Security Forces and established the first ever combined Infectious Disease and Preventive Medicine Residency for Afghan National Army physicians.
CDR Sikorski later served as the Senior Medical Officer at Navy Personnel Command and the Navy’s manager for the Limited Duty program. She helped to establish the Deployability Assessment Branch, which focused on sailor readiness.
CDR Sikorski completed her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and her residency in Internal Medicine at Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2009, she completed her Master of Public Health degree and a second residency in Preventive Medicine at the Uniformed Service University School of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
Ms. Lisa Noe |
Associate Director for Geriatrics, Extended Care and Mental Health
Lisa Noe is the Associate Director for Geriatrics & Mental Health Services for the Lovell FHCC. She was appointed March, 2016. Prior to her appointment, she was the Mental Health Chief for the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wisconsin for nine years.
Ms. Noe is responsible for the delivery of geriatric and mental health care, which includes 309 acute and extended care inpatient beds, care for chronic medically and mental health challenged patients, outpatient mental health clinics, and specialized programs for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, homelessness, vocational and physical rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, and palliative care.
In 1984, she received her certification as a Developmental Aide for the Mentally and Developmentally Disabled at the Central Virginia Training Center, Lynchburg, Virginia, where she worked as a Developmental and Behavioral Health aide and more than 20 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She earned her license in practical nursing and thereafter her Associate in Science in Registered Nursing with honors, at Minnesota State College Southeast.
She served as a nurse while contracted with Premier Medical Staffing Services of Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 2000 to present. Ms. Noe served as a nurse for the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Division of Disability and Elder Services at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston, Wisconsin from 2001 to 2008.
Ms. Noe received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008, with honors, and her graduate nursing degree with an additional focus on education and teaching, in 2010, from Chamberlain School of Nursing, with high honors.
Dr. Frank Maldonado |
Chief Medical Executive
Dr. Maldonado is the Chief Medical Executive for Lovell FHCC. Prior to this appointment, he was previously the Chief of Medicine at Lovell FHCC, beginning in 2001.
As Chief Medical Executive, he is responsible for the direction and coordination of all clinical functions and management at the Medical Center. He currently serves as Assistant Dean for the FHCC, at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science/the Chicago Medical School (RFUMS/CMS) and holds an academic appointment as Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine.
Prior to coming to Capt. James A. Lovell FHCC, he worked at the National Health Service Corps., Internal Medicine, Community Health of South Dade, Homestead, Florida. Dr. Maldonado also served as an Associate Intensivist, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Providence Hospital, Washington, DC.
Dr. Maldonado is very involved with the American College of Chest Physicians and the Association of Professor of Medicine. He has completed many research publications and abstracts. He is a recipient of the Henry Christian Award for Excellence in research, DuPont Pharmaceuticals/ACCP Young Investigator Award and the Max Harry Weil, MD Clinical Educator Award. He is also the recipient of the Vice Presidential Hammer Award for Reinventing Government for the Primary Care Program in 1994 and again in 1997 for the Compensation & Pension Joint Claims Team.
Dr. Maldonado received his Medical Degree (MD) from the University of Central del Caribe, Cayey, Puerto Rico in 1982. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC in 1986 and subsequently completed Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowships in Chicago. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He also works as a full-time Faculty and Rounding Attending in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine, and Department of Medicine at Lovell FHCC.
Commander David M. You |
Associate Director for Primary Care
CDR You was appointed as the Associate Director of Primary Care at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois. on July 24, 2017.
In 2009, he was deployed to Afghanistan where he served at NATO Headquarters in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The following year he transferred to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) for his Gastroenterology Fellowship. At the completion of his training in 2013, he assumed duties as the Associate Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship program at NMCSD and he also served as the Gastroenterology Research Head at NMCSD. He was awarded the Richard Daly Internal Medicine Staff Teacher of the Year in 2014.
In July 2014, he transferred to the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center as the Assistant Director of Specialty Care and staff gastroenterologist. He oversaw 16 surgical and medicine subspecialty sections and the Emergency Room. He concurrently spearheaded the expansion of medical services and improved patient satisfaction for VA ambulatory surgery. During his tenure, as Assistant Director of Specialty Care, access and quality of specialty care medicine was one of the highest in the country.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Augustana College and Doctor of Medicine from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude at both schools. He was awarded the Intern of the Year at the National Naval Medical Center (now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center). He was also named Internal Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year.
Captain Deborah A. Kumaroo |
Associate Director Inpatient Services, Navy Nurse Executive
CAPT Deborah A. Kumaroo is the Associate Director Inpatient Services and the Navy Nurse Executive for the Lovell FHCC. She was appointed August 12, 2015.
As the Associate Director Inpatient Services, CAPT Kumaroo is responsible for nursing care delivery, strategic planning and for overseeing the hospital’s Critical Care Unit and Inpatient Acute Medical/Surgical wards.
CAPT Kumaroo started her career as a civilian nurse at Orlando Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Department and Neurosurgery Trauma Ward in 1990. She reported to Officer Indoctrination School at Newport, Rhode Island in 1993.
She has served as the Division Officer and Clinical Nurse Specialist at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Senior Nurse at the Joel T. Boone Clinic in Virginia, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek at Fort Story, Virginia, Program Manager for the Office of Strategy and Management, and Deputy Director for the Medical Home Port Management Office. She was also lead agent for Navy Medicine and Assistant to Defense Health Agency for the Nurse Advice Line Program Management Implementation team.
CAPT Kumaroo’s tours include: Staff Nurse at Naval Hospital Okinawa, Division Officer of the Internal Medicine Clinic at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Department Head, OB/GYN, Tri-Care Prime clinic at Branch Medical Clinic in Oceana, Virginia Beach, Division Officer/Clinic manager Naval Support Activity in Bahrain, Division Officer for the General Surgery Clinic and Senior Nurse for the Medical Evacuation Unit at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland.
CAPT Kumaroo received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Central Florida. She was selected for the Duty Under Instruction program in 2007 and received a Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist/Adult Health Educator graduate degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.
Dr. Sarah V. Fouse |
Associate Director Nursing Practice/Senior VA Nurse Executive
Dr. Fouse is the Associate Director of Nursing Practice for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. She was appointed to the position April 4th, 2011.
In this position, Dr. Fouse is responsible for the operation and evaluation for all nursing practice, SPS, Patient Centered Care, the Magnet Journey and safe patient handling within the health care center. Dr. Fouse is the organization’s executive level nursing leader with full responsibility for the direction of nursing care delivery.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Fouse was the Acting Associate Director, Patient Services/Nurses Executive for the North Chicago Veterans Affairs Medical Center (December 2009 to April 2011). Prior to this appointment, Dr. Fouse served as the Associate Chief Nurse, Mental Health Services at the North Chicago Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Illinois, (November 2008 to December 2009). At the Medical Center, she was also the Clinical Coordinator for Mental Health (January 1992 to November 2008).
Dr. Fouse currently services as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Nursing Services (ONS) Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB) Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 12 Consultant. She also served as the chairperson of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 12 Diversity Committee.
Dr. Fouse graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, with a PhD in Nursing and a Master’s of Science in Nursing. She graduated from Alverno College, Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and minor in Communication.
Commander Jared McKendall |
Associate Director Resources
CDR Jared McKendall was appointed as the Associate Director of Resources and the Director for Administration for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center on September 18, 2017.
Prior to coming to Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, CDR McKendall was assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic Groton where he successfully served as the Administrative Officer, responsible for Managed Care, Materials Management, Patient Administration, Human Resources, Facilities, Emergency Management, and Operations Management.
His naval career began at Naval Hospital Great Lakes in 2003. He served as Deputy Comptroller. After 20 months, he was selected to become the Comptroller at Naval Medical Research Unit Two in Jakarta, Indonesia in support of a variety of tropical medicine research areas including Avian Influenza and Dengue Fever.
In 2007, CDR McKendall arrived in San Diego, CA as the Medical Regulating Control Officer. He served as the Lead Medical Administrator for human itarian civic assistance mission and coordinated several critical medical evacuations. In 2009, he was assigned to Naval Hospital Sigonella, IT where he served as Department Head, Human Resources and the Legal Officer. In 2011 he served as Assistant Director, Medical Programs - Limited Duty and Disability Retirements (PERS-82), and later as Director, Disability Separations and Retirements.
CDR McKendall graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He earned a Master of Healthcare Administration from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine while concurrently completing a hospital management residency at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, Louisiana.
Dr. Nils Anderson |
Associate Director for Specialty Care
Dr. Anderson is the Associate Director for Specialty Medicine for Lovell FHCC. He was appointed April 20, 2015.
Dr. Anderson is responsible for monitoring and ensuring all patients receive quality care in the Medicine and Surgery Specialty Clinics, Emergency Department and the Special Medical Examination Section.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Anderson was the Chief of Neurology, Assistant Chief Medical Executive for Ambulatory Care, Assistant Chief Medical Executive for Academic Affairs and the Acting Chief Medical Executive at the FHCC.
He completed an internship at Naval Medical Center Oakland and attended the Naval Undersea Medical Institute where he became and Undersea Medical Officer and a Diving Medical Officer. He served aboard the USS FULTON (AS-11) as the Medical Department Head. He entered Neurology residency at the National Naval Medical Center. He served as a staff neurologist, Assistant Neurology Department Head, Director of Neurological Education and Assistant Internal Medicine Program Director at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for 8 years. He transferred to Naval Hospital Great Lakes and was the Specialty Medicine Department Head.
After retirement from the Navy in 2008, Dr. Anderson became the Neurology Clerkship Director at Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School. He continued as a staff neurologist at Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes until the FHCC merger and then took over as Chief of Neurology in 2012. He became the Assistant Chief Medical Executive for Ambulatory Care in August of 2014, and later assumed the duties of ACME for Academic Affairs as well.
He received his BS degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his MD degree from Rush Medical College, after which he entered active service in the U.S. Navy.