Dr. Richard C. Nail was raised in Richardson, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1987 and his Master of Science in 1991. After working for 8 years at Texas Instruments in the field of integrated circuit design and marketing, he returned to school to pursue his dream of a medical education. Dr. Nail received his Doctor of Medicine in 1999 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then completed three years of pediatric residency training at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, and served an additional year as Chief Resident in Pediatrics before going into private practice. He is very active in medical student education at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and UT Health Science Center in Galveston. He has also served as the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and President of the Medical Staff for Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, and currently sits on their Governing Board. Dr. Nail has lived in Plano with his wife Jill since 1988, and has two sons and one daughter. He enjoys family activities, physical fitness, tennis, travel in and around Texas, household repair, and is an avid muscle car enthusiast.