Dr. Emery completed his tour of duty in Vietnam in July 1968. His son was born when he was in Vietnam. He completed his urology residency, under the guidance of Doctor Clarence Hodges, in 1973. He practiced urology for over thirty-seven years. Thirty-three of these years were in San Diego.
Dr. Emery was born in Niagara Falls, New York. He grew up in West Virginia outside the city of Charleston. He and his family moved to Torrance, California, in 1956 when he was a junior in high school. He attended UCLA on a football scholarship and a partial academic scholarship. He is a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He attended the University of California Medical School at San Francisco from 1961 to 1965. He interned at Los Angeles County Hospital in 1965 to 1966. He served as a US Navy doctor assigned to the First Marine Air Wing in Chu Lai, South Vietnam, in 1967 and 1968. He completed his urology residency in 1973 and practiced in San Diego for over thirty years. He was married to Victoria for over thirty years. His daughter, Colleen, is a part-owner of a communication company (PRR) in Seattle, Washington. His son, Scott, is a lawyer and a general surgeon. He practices general surgery in Seattle. He has six grandchildren.