A Berkeley resident for 46 years, I went to Lower Merion High in the Philadelphia suburbs,then Harvard College (history, Leverett House), Harvard Medical School, and did my pediatrics training at the University of California San Francisco. I also earned a Masters' Degree at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, where I am now on the Advisory Board. I was a Fed in Washington with the U.S. Public Health Service in 1968-70, and 1973-4. As a member of the USPHS I studied at the Stockholm School of Economics for a year, and at Yale. Later on I was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCSF doing health policy analysis, published a book on Migrant Health Policy and many articles in publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the AMA Journal, and taught some. I practiced pediatrics from 1979 to 2012. I was President and owner of Bayside Medical Group, the largest privately held primary care medical groups in the Bay Area, until I sold it to Stanford in 2012.
I am married and have three children and two step-children, 3 granddaughters and a grandson. While our permanent residence is Berkeley, we live in Maui part-time.