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Gender MALE
Occupation physician
Location Berkeley, CA, United States
Introduction A Berkeley resident for 35 years, I went to Lower Merion High in Philadelphia,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. Since 1979 I have practiced pediatrics, and am the President and owner of Bayside Medical Group, the largest privately held primary care medical groups in the Bay Area. I am married and have three children and two step-children, a granddaughter and a step-granddaughter. Nothing is more important to me than these wonderful people. BTW, check out www.BaysideMed.com, and www.BayAreaTravelMedicine.com
Interests health care, politics, society, sports
Favorite Movies I have a list of my 50 top movies, available on request. Top is Godfather I and II, but list also includes The Man Who Knew Too Little.
Favorite Music The Great Buddy Holly.
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. Perhaps this list constitutes a confession. I read about 25-40 books a year, I guess.