I am originally from Montreal. I am a medical graduate of Montreal's McGill University. After medical school, I completed two residency programs, first in family medicine, then obstetrics and gynecology. Prior to moving to Southern California in 1992, I was practicing in Montreal for seven years, where I was on the faculty of McGill University’s medical school. I am currently on staff at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, St. Mary Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Long Beach Community Hospital (which recently merged with Long Beach Memorial).
I am known as a proponent of family oriented, natural childbirth with a minimum of medical intervention. I have received a "best practice" designation from Long Beach Memorial Hospital for having the lowest Cesarean section rate among all the obstetricians practicing there. My Cesarean section rate, since I first began practicing, has consistently been in the 10%–15% range, well below the national average, which is now about 30%.
I am married and I have three daughters and one infant grandson. My wife, Ronna, is a physical therapist. I am an avid long distance runner. Since moving to California, I have run the Long Beach marathon nine times, the Palos Verdes marathon seven times, and the LA marathon three times. My personal best marathon time was in Palos Verdes, 3:29. My last race was the 2011 Long Beach Marathon. The website, active.com, often has a lot of interesting information for you runners out there.