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