Tag Archives: New York

Perri Klass

Perri Klass is JournalistDoc and more

Perri Klass is an American pediatrician and writer who has published extensively about her medical training and pediatric practice. Among her subjects have been the issues of women in medicine, relationships between doctors and patients, and children and literacy. She is the author of both fiction and nonfiction novels, stories, essays, and journalism. Continue reading Perri Klass

Robert Satcher

Robert Satcher is AstronautDoc and more

Robert Lee “Bobby” Satcher, Jr. (born September 22, 1965) is an American physician, chemical engineer, and NASA astronaut.[3] He became the first orthopedic surgeon in space during STS-129.[4] He participated in 2 spacewalks during STS-129, accumulating 12hrs 19min of EVA time. Satcher holds two doctorates (Ph.D., M.D.) and has received numerous awards and honors as a surgeon and engineer. He is married and has two children. Bobby Satcher enjoys running, scuba diving, and reading.

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Daniel C. Bryant

Daniel C. Bryant is CollectorDoc and WriterDoc

Daniel C. Bryant donated the biggest collection of (english) books from writing physician to the NYU library.

Why he became interested in physician-writers

I first became interested in doctors’ non-medical writing about twenty years ago, wondering what doctors, with all their education and exposure to “life” thought was worth writing about. Continue reading Daniel C. Bryant

Sackler – Mortimer, Raymond and Arthur M.

The Sackler brothers are CharityDocs, BusinessDocs and CollectorDocs

Arthur M. Sackler

Dr. Arthur Mitchell Sackler (August 22, 1913 – May 26, 1987) was an American psychiatrist, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Mortimer David Sackler (7 December 1916 – 24 March 2010) was an American physician and entrepreneur. With his brothers, Arthur and Raymond, he used his fortune from the pharmaceutical industry to become a prominent philanthropist.

Raymond Sackler (born in 1920)  is an American physician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Sackler and his brothers Arthur and Mortimer pursued, together and independently, careers as psychiatric researchers and practitioners, business leaders, and philanthropists. Continue reading Sackler – Mortimer, Raymond and Arthur M.

Tony Cicoria

Tony Cicoria is PianoDoc and ComposerDoc

Anthony Cicoria, MD (born 1952) is a doctor specializing in orthopedic medicine, orthopedic surgery, orthotics, prosthetic supplies, and sports medicine. He is best known for acquiring an unusual affinity for music after being struck by lightning. He was profiled in neurologist Oliver Sacks‘ book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (2007). Continue reading Tony Cicoria

Thomas J. Poulton

Thomas J. Poulton is FireworkDoc


THOMAS J. POULTON, M.D., is/was on the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, and formerly served as fire physician for the Topeka (KS) Fire Department. He has been an EMS instructor and fire-service training officer for many years and taught advanced technical rescue courses as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Kansas Fire School. A licensed fireworks display operator, he has been instructing about fireworks for many years and is a member of the Pyrotechnics Guild International. Continue reading Thomas J. Poulton

Elliott Bennett-Guerrero

Elliott Bennett-Guerrero is ThriatlonDoc


As a professor as well as the vice chair for clinical research at Stony Brook School of Medicine, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, MD, has more than 20 years of teaching and clinical experience. With research interest in blood transfusion and how it relates to sports performance, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero began doing triathlons. Continue reading Elliott Bennett-Guerrero

Robin Cook

Robin Cook is WriterDoc and much more

Robert Brian “Robin” Cook (born May 4, 1940, in New York City)[1] is an American physician and novelist who writes about medicine and topics affecting public health.

He is best known for combining medical writing with the thriller genre. Many of his books have been bestsellers on the New York Times Bestseller List. Several of his books have also been featured in Reader’s Digest. His books have sold nearly 400 million copies worldwide.[2] Continue reading Robin Cook

Samuel Wong

Samuel Wong is ConductorDoc and WriterDoc


Samuel Wong (Chinese: 黃大德) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian conductor and ophthalmologist [1].

Trained at Harvard and Columbia, Dr. Wong is an eye surgeon practicing in Manhattan, Brooklyn and upstate New York.

In another career, he has conducted many international orchestras including New York Philharmonic, Seattle and Houston Symphonies, Toronto and Montreal Symphonies, orchestras in Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Israel. Wong led the New York Philharmonic in December 1990 after the untimely death of Leonard Bernstein, and replaced Zubin Mehta in Washington D.C. in January 1991 when Maestro Mehta traveled to Israel in an act of solidarity with the Israel Philharmonic during the first Gulf War. Continue reading Samuel Wong

Frederick Albert Cook

Frederick Albert Cook was ArticDoc, AntarcticDoc, EthnoDoc, ClimbingDoc, TranslatorDoc
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Frederick Albert Cook (June 10, 1865 – August 5, 1940) was an American explorer, physician, and ethnographer, noted for his claim of having reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. This was a year before April 6, 1909, the date claimed by the American explorer Robert Peary, and the accounts were disputed for several years.[1] His expedition did discover Meighen Island, the only discovery of an island in the American Arctic by a United States expedition. Continue reading Frederick Albert Cook