My Background

Biographical Data:

Born April 11, 1929, Brooklyn, N.Y. Married 1953 to Donna Cohan, a graduate of the Syracuse University School of Education, who passed away in 1992. Three children: Susan Carol, Robin Halle, and Jonathan Alan. Married Susan McMaster in 1993. Retired from medical practice in December 1991, and now living on a paint horse-breeding ranch in Hempstead, Texas, Rancho Encantado.


College: Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. Bachelor of Science 1950, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Medical School: College of Medicine, Syracuse State University of New York, M.D. 1954, cum laude, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Postgraduate medical training: 1954-1958 at University Hospitals, Western Reserve Medical School, Cleveland, Ohio, in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. 1960-61 at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas in Cardiology.

Military Service: Assigned as Assistant Chief of Medicine and Post Cardiologist at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, 1958-1960.

Medical Practice: Houston, Texas:1961-1971 with the Levy Clinic.1971-1991 with the Zimmerman Clinic. Admitted patients to Hermann, Methodist and St. Luke’s Hospitals.

Publications: Thirty-one articles in the medical literature.

Book: Government by Political Spin, February 2000, Huntington House Publishers. ISBN: 1-56384-172-X

Book: Science vs. Religion: The 500-Year War. Finding God in the Heat of the Battle, 2004, PublishAmerica, ISBN: 1-4137-1381-5

Member of The Raleigh Tavern Philosophical Society with several papers on the website:

Community Service:

Member Meyerland Civic Improvement Association Board of Directors 1981-1985. President of Board, 1983-1985.

Founding member of the Brays Bayou Association, 1984. (A group of 20+ subdivisions joined to find a plan to control flooding.)

Founding member of the Meyerland Security Association 1982. President from 1982-1989. (The first successful neighborhood constable patrol program in Houston, TX based on voluntary contributions.)