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Gender Male
Occupation retired physician
Location Berkeley, CA, United States
Introduction A Berkeley resident for 46 years, I went to Lower Merion High in the Philadelphia suburbs,then Harvard College (history, Leverett House), Harvard Medical School, and did my pediatrics training at the University of California San Francisco. I also earned a Masters' Degree at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, where I am now on the Advisory Board. I was a Fed in Washington with the U.S. Public Health Service in 1968-70, and 1973-4. As a member of the USPHS I studied at the Stockholm School of Economics for a year, and at Yale. Later on I was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCSF doing health policy analysis, published a book on Migrant Health Policy and many articles in publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the AMA Journal, and taught some. I practiced pediatrics from 1979 to 2012. I was President and owner of Bayside Medical Group, the largest privately held primary care medical groups in the Bay Area, until I sold it to Stanford in 2012. I am married and have three children and two step-children, 3 granddaughters and a grandson. While our permanent residence is Berkeley, we live in Maui part-time.
Interests health care, politics, society, sports
Favorite Movies I have a list of my 50 top movies, available on request. Top is Casablanca, Godfather I and II, The Big Sleep, but list also includes The Man Who Knew Too Little, Fletch, Bull Durham, and The Front.
Favorite Music 50's, 60's, 70's rock and roll.
Favorite Books As we say in medicine, TNTC (too numerous to count). To date myself terribly, I've read Catch 22 three times, Catcher in the Rye even more, and Kurt Vonnegut. I read everything written by Alan Furst and John Le Carre. I read about 25-40 books a year, I guess.