Earns a BA, cum laude with distinction, in biology and biochemistry from Cornell University.
Obtains an MD from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn); Completes an internship and residency in medicine at the Hospital of UPenn by 1984.
Is a cardiovascular fellow at the Washington University School of Medicine until 1987; Becomes board-certified in internal medicine.
Is an assistant professor of medicine and radiology at the UPenn School of Medicine until 1993; Becomes board-certified in cardiovascular disease.
Is the medical director of the Nuclear Cardiology Lab and co-director of the Cardiac Transplant Service Hospital at UPenn until 1993.
Serves as a consultant to the cardiac transplant program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia until 1995.
Is the medical director of the Cardiac Transplant Program and director of the Heart Failure Intensive Care Unit at Temple University until 1999.
Teaches as an associate and full professor of medicine and physiology at the Temple University School of Medicine until 2004.
Receives the Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Research from the American Federation for Clinical Research-Immunology.
Is listed in Best Doctors in America and as a Top Doctor in Philadelphia in Philadelphia Magazine, continuing to receive the honor.
Is listed in Castle-Connolly Top Doctors in America and continues to receive the honor.
Is the medical director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program and director of the Advanced Heart Failure Center at Temple until 2004.
Receives the American Heart Association SE PA Advocacy Award, All-Around Champion Award and Outgoing President Award through 2005.
Is the chief of the cardiology division at Drexel University and director of the Drexel Center for Cardiovascular Disorders until 2018.
Is the Thomas J. Vischer Professor of Medicine and Joseph DiPalma MD Family Professorship in Cardiology at Drexel University until 2018.
Becomes board-certified in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology;
Speaks at a cardiovascular symposium in South Korea and again in 2013; Is listed as a Superdoctor, continuing to hold the honor.
Is selected to be on the Forbes Cardiologists Honor Roll, one of 27 in the nation and the only one in Philadelphia.
Teaches as a professor of medicine at Pennsylvania State University/Hershey Medical Center (PSU/HMC) and continues in the role.
Is the director of Cardiac Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Advanced Heart Failure Programs and Diagnostic Cardiology at PSU/HMC through today.