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I am Deputy Editor for Residents at CORR. The fruits of my post-nursery school education are described here. Along with Christian Veillette, I help run this site. My other (professional) interests are medical student education and medical economics.

In my spare time, I practice orthopedic surgery.

Words I try to live by, with variable success:

  • "'Ladies and Gentlemen. I stand before you now because I never stopped dawdling like an eight-year-old on a spring morning on his way to school. Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn. I am a very happy man. Thank you.'--The Speech of Felix Hoenikker accepting the Nobel Prize, in its entirety.
  • "The man whose life is spent in performing a few simple operations becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become." --Adam Smith
  • "You are not obliged to complete the work; but you are not absolved to abandon it either"-Avot

Things I try to recall when my papers get rejected:

  • "All significant truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." -Arthur Schopenhauer
  • "Being one year head of the crowd is a sure fire way to make money; being ten years ahead is a sure fire way to lose money; and being twenty years ahead is a sure fire way to get crucified" --anon.
  • "I am Defeated all the time; yet to Victory I am born" --Emerson.

You (and the spammers) can reach me by email at ortho doc (one word) at-sign post dot harvard dot edu


Many people post photos of ancient vintage, with more hair and fewer wrinkles than they've had in decades. I have just gone further than most. (A more recent photo is here)