BS: Biology, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, 1981.
MD: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1982.
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas 1986.
Fellowship: Critical Care Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1990.
Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, 1993.
Added Qualification: Addiction Medicine, The American Society of Addiction Medicine, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 2002.