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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a graduate of Harvard Medical School, an Interventional Radiologist in Las Vegas Nevada, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As I was growing up I was always interested in science and biology in school. I loved learning about the human body. Even though I had no physicians in my family, I always wanted to be one. After majoring in college in Biological Sciences, it was a thrill to be accepted and to receive my medical training in Boston Massachusetts at the prestigious Harvard Medical School. What a great experience it was to be professionally trained by some of the worlds best doctors. After medical school I specialized in interventional radiology. It has been very rewarding performing image guided minimally invasive surgery over the years. I still love the science and practice of medicine. At home I have been blessed to have been married to Carol, the girl of my dreams, for the last 33 years. We have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. How fun it is to have our grandchildren call me "grampy"! Our Sunday afternoon video chats with our children and grandchildren on Skype are the best. Our family has brought me my greatest joys in life. We have loved traveling to many places in the world as a family over the years. One of our favorite yearly family activities is house boating on Lake Powell each summer. Besides work and family activities, I also have several favorite hobbies including boating, personal watercraft, water skiing, hydrofoil skiing, computers, astronomy, family history, and singing. And of course, our church activities are very rewarding and enjoyable.

Why I am a Mormon

  I was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by my father when I was 8 years old. It has been a great blessing to me and my family. The teachings and practices of the church have brought love and peace and harmony into my home. It has been an anchor for our family in good times and bad. It has given me personal direction and purpose and meaning in life. In my medical training and practice I have confidence and experience in scientific knowledge. I have seen first hand the great benefits to patients from the marvels of modern medicine. But I can also say that just as real and just as powerful as modern medicine is, so also is the reality and power of spiritual things in life. In studying scriptures and in praying and pondering in depths of my heart, I have had a personal witness of the reality of God and Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. Just as real and true as is scientific medical knowledge, I have a firm personal conviction that this church is true and that we have a Heavenly Father who is the father of our spirits who loves us and who hears and answers our prayers. 

How I live my faith

 My family and I love to attend church each Sunday and it gives us a feeling of spiritual renewal each week. But my faith is more than just a once a week thing. I try to have personal and family prayers every day. And I try to have a personal prayer in my heart before every procedure I do at the hospital as an interventional radiologist. I also enjoy studying and pondering the scriptures regularly. Striving for the guidance of the spirit in my everyday life is a great help to me at home, work, and family activities every day.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Steve
 As a physician I have been present many times when a patient has died. This of course can be so sad and devastating for people who do not believe in life after death. How comforting it is to know that death is not the end of our existence. We believe that at the time of death our spirits leave our bodies. Our physical bodies are subject to sickness and death and are buried when we die. But our spirits with our own individual personalities and talents and abilities continue to live on and go to a place of peace and rest. We also believe in the resurrection and that in the future, our spirits and a perfected body can be reunited in the resurrection never to die again. This is a wonderful blessing to us because of our Savior Jesus Christ. As Mormons, we have faith that not only do our spirits live on, and that we will be resurrected, but we also believe that we can be reunited again with our family and loved ones who have passed on in the life hereafter. Show more Show less