I am a kind, caring, nurturing person who finds great pleasure in my family, friends, colleagues, students, and pet dogs. As a pedatrician-scientis t-professor, I thrive on interacting with kids and their parents, in using scientific tools to try to solve some of their problems, sharing my knowledge with students and watching all of them grow. I learn every day from all around me. I love to be physically active, particularly outdoors, playing golf, walking the dog, swimming. I enjoy playing the piano (my secret ambition is to play funky jazz in a sleazy bar- if I ever get good enough to try it), and listening to all kinds of good music. I love to share laughter- I'm hooked on Seinfeld reruns. I want to share the joy of life with a woman who is my best friend and lover.