“So, how did you get into medical school?”
There is a strange immediacy to the feeling of being cold.
I want to thank you for teaching my what it means to lead a life well lived.
I grew up understanding the concept of separation of church and state,
As a young adult living with Type 1 diabetes, I have heard more misconceptions about diabetes than I care to remember.
This piece is dedicated to my dear friend Maddie, who was diagnosed with Stage III Melanoma at the age of 23.
The library is cold and silent late on a Friday night and my body and mind are tired but,
Stephen was built like an ox, his broad frame barely squeezing into the
As I begin my first day as an intern in the ICU, a nurse I’ve never met greets me
I wish I had known you.
DNA is the great cosmic irony. It is a catalogue of existence, containing all requisites for life.
Exactly 5 years and 3 months since his death
What does it mean to be a man?
“You know who you remind me of, Ali,” the plastic surgeon standing opposite me in the operating room said. “Snoop Dogg. You sound just like him.”
My wife and I got into an argument last night.
Bearded. Pungent. Sour smelling clothes stuck in places well beyond the
I am standing in front of a heavy brown door with a small window at eye level.
I gowned up in the doorway, studying her.
For a long time when asked “Why medicine?”, I responded, “Why the moon?”
It’s cold. The air is quiet in here – it must be snowing outside.
It’s funny how sometimes life can catch up with you.
I remember you had so much cancer eroding your mouth that you sneezed and it broke your jaw
It hasn’t been enough. How did this come so early?!?
She reminded me of my mother – if my mother were a charming Southern Belle from Texas who believed that God dictated every move in her life.
As I did my first newborn exam today, it hit me–how you were supposed to be.