While at RMC I was a member of the varsity hockey Redmen and played for “The Major”.
I started out after graduation as a CELE Officer with 1st Canadian Signals Regiment in Kingston.
I attended medical school at McMaster University, and interned there before becoming a general duty medical officer.
I served as Base Surgeon in Shilo, Manitoba, and in Winnipeg before training in orthopaedic surgery.
While in Shilo I played Base hockey and for a local senior team.
Prior to retirement, I was Head of the Orthopedic Section at the National Defense Medical Centre in Ottawa.
During the First Gulf War, I was Commanding Officer, Canadian National Medical Augmentation Team, a Canadian team of 13 medical professionals deployed to the Gulf aboard the USNS Mercy, a 1,000-bed US Navy hospital ship. For this, I received a Certificate of Commendation from the United States Navy and acknowledgement and thanks from the Minister of National Defense.
After leaving the military, I ultimately settled in Syracuse, NY, where I worked at Upstate Medical University as a general orthopedist, and trauma surgeon.