John hails from Lansing, Michigan, where he graduated from high school as salutatorian of his class. He attended John Carroll University in Cleveland where he majored in the chemistry honors program and graduated summa cum laude.

In 1988 John entered private practice with SAR and has widely presented papers on topics from breast cancer to trauma and to vascular emergencies. Recently in concert with Dr. Martin Evans, another SAR surgeon, and the Interventional Radiology Group at our hospitals, John has been a key partner in developing the concept of a Vascular Center of Excellence where the total care of a vascular patient will be possible. This concept will include non-invasive testing (Duplex and Peripheral Vascular Reading’s (PVRs), imaging studies (angiography), vascular surgery, angioplasty and stenting of peripheral vessels, and of course the new endograft treatment for aortic aneurysms. He has been responsible for developing standards, a database, and credentialing requirements for the new field of endovascular surgery at both JW and CMC.

Medical Training

At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, John attended medical school and received his degree in 1982 with honors. During residency at the Medical College of Virginia he trained in general surgery and stayed on for his vascular surgical fellowship. It was here that he was instrumental in setting up the vascular computerized database and registry at MCV.

Personal Notes

John and his wife, Mary, have two sons with one recently graduating from the University of Virginia and the other attending Christopher Newport University. When away from his busy career, and not attending to his role as Vice Chairman of the Board at CJW Medical Center, John enjoys visiting his farm in Cumberland County.


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Richmond, VA 23235




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