Graduated summa cum laude in Chemistry with a Mathematics minor from George Fox University. Dr. Panther subsequently worked in biochemistry/biophysics research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for several years.
Dr. Panther then pursued a degree in medicine at Loma Linda University, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society during his junior year. After completing his internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, he returned to Loma Linda University for a residency in dermatology, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Panther has authored several articles on surgical and general dermatology topics. He is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.