Dr. Al earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from NorthwesternUniversity in Evanston, Illinois in 1974. In 1977 he earned his MDdegree from the Chicago Medical School. He followed that up with aninternship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine along withthe University of Texas-Houston. Dr. Al began his practice alongwith his father, Dr. Simon Cherkasky in 1981.
An avid runner, Dr. Al routinely participates in marathonsand triathlons. He often lends his expertise in this field ofathleticism to FOX 11 viewers during the days leading up to localrunning events.
Dr. Al lives in Kaukauna with his wife and four children.