I am a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing in Carroll County, Maryland, since 1983. I earned a B.A. in physics from Franklin and Marshall College in 1975 and a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1979. I went on to do a one-year internal medicine internship at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and then completed a three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland, where I was chief resident in my final year. I hold a clinical assistant professorship at the University of Maryland Hospital. I am a past president of the Carroll County Medical Society and served as medical director of the Carroll County Eye Surgery Center.