I am a cardiologist who has practiced medicine and taught at UCSF College of Medicine for 45 years.
My recreational passion has been bird hunting (upland and waterfowl) as well as world-wide big game hunting. I have hunted over 125 different species on five continents. My experiences include multiple Arctic and African Hunts as well as Australia, New Zealand, Greenland, Iceland, Argentina, Mexico, Europe, Canada and much of Western USA. I consider myself more of an “explorer” than shooter of game.
I have studied the various cultures and collect their arts and crafts. I consider conservation and education (especially recruitment of young people and females into the shooting sports) to be a prime responsibility of hunters. As such, I have served on Boards of Safari Club International (San Francisco Chapter), MZURI Safari Club, Rich Island Duck Club and of course MZURI WILDLIFE FOUNDATION. I am a Life Member of most of the “species” organizations.
I consider the National Rifle Association to be the core of our hunting and second amendment rights and have been a significant benefactor while serving as a founding member of HUNTERS LEADERSHIP FORUM.
My other lifetime achievements include pioneering Civil Aviation Medical Air Transport having founded Air Ambulance Services in California and Hawaii.
Arnie’s medical career as a cardiologist has spanned nearly 50 years. It has included pioneering Civil Aviation Medical Air Transport as founder of Air Ambulance Services in California and Hawaii as well as active duty as an Air Force Physician during the Vietnam War. In addition to his work, his passion has been bird hunting and worldwide big game hunting, a sport that has taken him to five continents. He states, “I consider conservation and education to be a prime responsibility of hunters … being on the Board of Mzuri Wildlife Foundation allows me to give back to the sport I love so much and to promote my interests of conservation, education and recruitment of women and girls into the shooting sports.”
Arnie’s civic involvement has also included service on boards of Safari Club International, Mzuri Safari Club and the Rich Island Duck Club among others. He is actively involved on the Oncology Board of the Mills-Peninsula Medical Foundation and the Tinsley Island Board of the St. Francis Yacht Club. He lives with his wife, Nora, in Burlingame, California.