was born in Washington, D.C., but moved to Baton Rouge
at a young age. After graduating from Baton Rouge High school, he attended Louisiana State University where he played basketball in 1969-1972 under Coach Press Maravich. He obtained his medical degree from L.S.U., New Orleans in 1975. He performed his internship at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge and completed his dermatology residency through L.S.U. at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Dr. Brantley started practicing in Baton Rouge in 1980.