Bachelor of science in biology from University
of Houston, 1978; doctorate in medicine from Texas Tech University School of
Medicine, 1982; assistant professor; unsuccessful application for
astronaut group 12
hobbies: Flying, sailing, skiing, running, scuba diving, art, music; later
Staff Vice President of Operations for SPACEHAB Incorporated of Houston, Texas;
in 1996, he received a Master of Medical Science from the University of Texas
Medical Branch at Galveston and received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from
Morehouse School of Medicine; he earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.
) from the University of Houston in 1999.