Dr. Cave graduated cum laude from Kenyon College. He received his M.D. degree from Yale University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, and his fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He has since served on the faculty at the University of Virginia and the University of Rochester. Dr. Cave is a board-certified endocrinologist whose primary role in the endocrine unit is that of teacher-clinician. His time is heavily committed to the training of fellows, residents, and students. He is active on both the outpatient and inpatient endocrine consultation services.
Over his career, Dr. Cave has received extramural research support from the NIH, U.S.Army, and several scientific societies. He has been a regular member of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Therapeutics Program Project Review Committee, as well as serving on many ad hoc study sections for other scientific agencies. He continues to be a reviewer for a number of scientific journals. Currently, his research efforts have been as a collaborator on ongoing clinical investigations within the endocrine unit.