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Philadelphia Doctors Chamber Orchestra

The Philadelphia Doctors’ Chamber Orchestra is a nonprofit organization made up of approximately 40 volunteer musicians. Our mission is to present and perpetuate symphonic music for the community.

The orchestra was founded and is conducted by Dr. Fawzi Habboushe, a general and thoracic surgeon. The membership was originally comprised largely, but not exclusively, of medical professionals. Our current membership reflects many diverse backgrounds, all brought together by a love of music. Continue reading Philadelphia Doctors Chamber Orchestra

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

William R. Bertelsen

William R. Bertelsen was InventorDoc and PioneerDoc

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William R. Bertelsen (May 20, 1920 – July 16, 2009) was an American inventor who pioneered in the field of air-cushion vehicles (hovercrafts), and inventor of the Aeromobile, which is credited as the first hovercraft to carry a human over land and water.[1] In 2002, He was named the “Father of the Air Cushion Vehicle” by The World Hovercraft Federation.[1] Continue reading William R. Bertelsen

Thomas J. Poulton

Thomas J. Poulton is FireworkDoc

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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

Stanislav Grof

Stanislav Grof is SpiritualDoc, WriterDoc and more

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StanislavStanGrof (born July 1, 1931) is a Czech psychiatrist, one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology and a researcher into the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness for purposes of exploring, healing, and obtaining growth and insights into the human psyche. Grof received the VISION 97 award granted by the Foundation of Dagmar and Václav Havel in Prague on October 5, 2007. Continue reading Stanislav Grof

Elliott Bennett-Guerrero

Elliott Bennett-Guerrero is ThriatlonDoc

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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

AMTA – American Medical Tennis Association

The American Medical Tennis Association

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For nearly 50 years the AMTA has offered tennis-playing physicians the winning formula of morning scientific sessions for CME credit and an afternoon tennis tournament for all levels of proficiency.  Two meetings are held each year, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast, with flighted tournament play in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Continue reading AMTA – American Medical Tennis Association

AMAA – American Medical Athletic Association

AMAA is organising Sport and Jogging Events in the U.S.A.

Bill Rodgers and group
Bill Rodgers and group

The American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA), formerly the American Medical Joggers Association and now the professional division of the American Running Association, is comprised of doctors and allied health care professionals who are committed to enhancing the well-being of patients through the promotion of running and exercise. Continue reading AMAA – American Medical Athletic Association

Alex Loyd

Alex Loyd is PriestDoc, WriterDoc and much more

Dr. Alexander Loyd is the #1 Bestselling author of The Healing Code. He has been featured live, on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and PBS News programs as an expert in healing the source issues underlying illness and disease. He was the subject of a PBS special about The Healing Codes, and healing the source of problems, vs. managing symptoms.  The Healing Code is currently being printed in more than 17 countries and 16 languages and is the #1 bestseller in 11 categories on Amazon. Continue reading Alex Loyd

Kike Santander

Kike Santander is MultiTalentDoc

Dr. Flavio Enrique Santander Lora (born May 11, 1960), commonly known as Kike Santander, is a Colombian composer, record producer, arranger and entrepreneur.[1] He is considered to be one of the principal Latino composers of the day, having worked with artists such as David Bisbal, Cristian Castro, Thalía, Chayanne, Diego Torres, Alejandro Fernández, Olga Tañón, Bacilos, José Luis Rodríguez «El Puma» and Gloria Estefan among others.[ Continue reading Kike Santander

Martin Nweeia

NarwhalDoc Martin Nweeia

The US dentist Martin Nweeia has a rather extraordinary challenge: He studies the spiral tusk of this “Unicorn of the seas”.

He managed to perform several expeditions to Canada and the Arctic together with other teams of scientists to reveal secrets about
this animal. Nweeia says: It is the only known straight tusk and the only one in spiral shape. It has been extremely flexible and hard in tests.  Continue reading Martin Nweeia