Dr.Layke grew up in the Midwest where he attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where his interest in surgery began.
He trained in General Surgery in Chicago, at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals, where he was awarded the title of Administrative Chief Resident During his final year. After receiving the Vijay Maker, MD award for Academic Excellence, he went on to train in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nassau University Medical Center in New York.
It was here that he trained under the prestigious Long Island Plastic Surgical Group – the largest and oldest private practice group in America. He is board certified by the American College of Surgeons in General Surgery.
Dr. Layke has published several articles in reputable medical and surgical journals, and he has given oral presentations at National and International Conventions.