Dr. Berkenbile obtained his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. He then completed two years of general surgery residency and planned to do research at the University of Utah. Unfortunately funding was not available at the time, so he began working in emergency rooms in California to keep occupied and fell in love with the specialty. He has been married to the love of his life, Freny, for 45 years. They have four great children and four even better grandchildren. They moved back to Salt Lake City for a more relaxing place to live and someday retire.