Where are you from?
Who are your favorite writers?
There are many. But among them are: Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Anton Chekov. More presently, Philip Roth, John McPhee, Joan Didion
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Lives of a Cell, by Lewis Thomas
Which teacher had the biggest impact on your life?
Alan Montefiore, Balliol College, Oxford--who made me realize who insipid my thinking was.
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Tennis, Indie bands, people
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
"Turn your wrist more." -- advice of a surgery professor
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers?
How can one make time for both writing and medicine?
What is the answer?
I honestly don't know. I make time for surgery. And then I try to get a little something more done everyday.
Where do you write?
Wherever I can -- in my living room at night; in my office when a hole opens up in the patient schedule; on flights. Laptops are a wonderful thing.