A Native of Florida, Dr. Cory grew up in the Tampa Bay area and attended the University of South Florida for both his undergraduate and medical school education. He received his internship and residency training in pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia. Following completion of residency in July of 1985 he moved to Lakeland and joined Lakeside Pediatrics. He received Board Certification by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Cory maintains active medical staff status at the Lakeland Regional Health, and has served as Chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics and as a Board member and chairperson of the hospital Board of Directors. He has previously served as a medical examiner for the Child Protection Team. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Central Florida Physicians Alliance, and has served previously as President and Treasurer of that organization. He has had numerous and varied civic activities. He is married with three children and four grandchildren.