I am a semi-retired physician who is interested in spending time teaching children mathematics and the sciences. I obtained a B.S. in molecular biology at the University of Michigan. This degree included biochemistry, 5 semesters of calculus, and 2 semesters of physical chemistry. I then attended and graduated from medical school at Southern Illinois University in Springfield. I practiced pediatrics for 7 years before changing my specialty to anesthesiology. During my pediatric years I taught nurses, gave grand rounds at Kansas City Children's Mercy Hospital, and was the pediatric coordinator for a family practice residency program. I was also a noted authority on Cat-Scratch disease.
Subsequent to my anesthesia training at Rush Pres St. Lukes, I was a full-time teaching faculty member at Loyola University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center for 7 years each. My responsibilities included teaching medical students, residents, and fellow physicians. I have given numerous lectures and published several research papers.
I have broad knowledge and a passionate interest in mathematics and the sciences. When not teaching medicine full-time, I have assisted school teachers teaching mathematics to 3rd and 7th grades and tutored high school and college students in chemistry. I enjoy spending time with children and young adults and being able to help them understand & appreciate physiology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics through high school. My approach is not centered on memorization of formulae but understanding basic concepts.
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