David Mokotoffwent to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He did post graduate medical training at the University of California in San Diego. Excited by the growing field of cardiology, he did a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist Hospital, in Houston, Texas, with renowned heart surgeon Michael Debakey. He had been in the private practice of cardiology in St. Petersburg, Florida since 1982, where he formed the Bay Area Heart Center, until he retired in 2015. He is now pursuing writing non-fiction and fictional short stories, as well as reading, traveling,fishing, gardening, and cooking.