Welcome!

Welcome!

Resilience: One Family's Story of Hope and Triumph over Evil is my latest work, the story of my Holocaust survivor family, how I came to write their story, and how growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust shaped me and my career as a physician and author.

You'll find many things to explore on this site—including more about my extended family, the Holocaust, and current events that are echoing the past genocide. The Legacies of the Holocaust blog will explore these related issues and current events.

I am also an infectious diseases physician and medical writer. Conducting Clinical Research was my first book, a guide for doctors, nurses, and patients on how medical treatments are developed, how drugs and devices are tested in clinical trials, and the political and ethical issues surrounding trials.

I've also written for Scientific American and am a Pharma/Healthcare contributor at Forbes. Some of my posts deal with specific illnesses or advances in medicine. Many of them focus on social justice issues. A sampling of them will be posted on my blog.

Genealogy resources and advice are also available on this website. Finally, for fun and those who like living vicariously, there is an annotated gallery of photos—historical family portraits, pictures from my travels overseas, and photos of my hobbies of gardening and woodturning.