Book Clubs, Bookshops, Schools, Clubs, and Libraries

I’m anxious to engage with readers and learners of all kinds through all platforms. I’m comfortable speaking with large crowds in a packed auditorium and one on one over zoom. Any venue and any format works great. My favorite setting is informal seminar-like open discussions where participants do much of the talking, but can also put on my stuffy airs and drone on about the topics I adore – powerpoint or no powerpoint. So please, contact me through directly through my main email:

My Experience

Over several decades, I have taught and worked with high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, residents, nurses, advanced practice providers, administrators, lawyers, faculty physicians, and more, in every imaginable setting. So, no matter your group’s makeup and wants, I am sure we can learn much together. Please don’t hesitate to contact me. Let’s talk! Contact me at:


I have a host of interests that I would love to share with you. Currently, I am particularly interested in exploring with you my new novel, Death’s Pale Flag. It touches on a good many of topics that I believe can spur some amazing discussions such as: work-life balance, burnout, wellness, friendship, marital strain, the nature of love, death and dying, family, the bravery of the sick and injured, modern medicine, the world of neurosurgery, ghosts, the paranormal, the interface of science and religion/spirituality, and more. But anything is fair game as far as I am concerned. Other topics near and dear to my heart are: medical ethics, medical education and education in general, applying to professional schools, medical socioeconomics, advocacy, leading a full life, music, exercise, health, concussions, team sports, soccer, reading, writing, ideas for books and stories, critical thinking, scientific skepticism, cost of medical care, end of life care, informed consent, variance in medical care, leadership, and much much more. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at:

Discussions over emails and zoom

Discuss topics with me over email

I am delighted to connect with interested parties over email. All topics are open for discussion. One on one zoom meetings are also possible as time permits. Please contact me directly via my email addressor by simply listing your email below. This will also set you up for my occasional (very) newsletter. !