Luba Kessler, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice. Born in the post-Holocaust displacement in the Ural mountains, she has lived and received her education in the Soviet Union, Poland, Italy, and the U.S. The journey included essential lessons in history, geography, culture, art, and politics. Post-graduate training and faculty appointments followed in psychiatry at Hillside Hospital on Long Island and psychoanalysis at NYU Psychoanalytic Institute (now Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU Medical School). She is Editor of Issues in Education for The American Psychoanalyst of the American Psychoanalytic Association.