Some of his scientific honors include:
Four-time award winner for cancer research by Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.
Editor in Chief of two medical journals
Deans Excellence in Mentoring Award, Kansas University Medical School
Member of Board of Directors at Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Parchment of Excellence, University of Calgary Senate
Bronze Service Award, University of Calgary Alumni Association
He has been married for 23 years. His wife is an Associate Professor of Medicine at KU and is a gastroenterologist at the KU Heath System. They are proud parents of their two beautiful children. His favorite quote is by Abraham Lincoln: “With malice towards none, with charity for all.”