Upcoming Books

“Have more than you show, Speak less than you know.”

– William Shakespeare

Roots & Branches

Roots & Branches unfolds as the Nazis invade Egypt during WW II and mass migration into the slums of Cairo from the rural Nile Valley brings a devastating Cholera epidemic. European migration into Palestine foreshadows Israel’s creation and the first Arab-Israeli war. Against this turbulent international and domestic backdrop, my childhood in Cairo unfolds.

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Mastering the Knife

Mastering the Knife is a coming of age story based on biographic events of a young Egyptian medical student in London in 1960s hounded by failure, self-doubt and cultural identity. In learning to heal others, he ultimately finds himself.

A Surgeon’s Tale

A Surgeon’s Tale takes the reader through the Operating Room door and examines the egos, temperaments, circumstances, and luck that lead to successful operations. Focusing on the patient-doctor relationship, akin to a journey through humanity, the rich tapestry of stories goes beyond the personal to lay bare the naked truths of surgery. Sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, A Surgeon’s Tale’s readable stories will resonate with the lay public.

A Surgeons's Tale-A Journey through Humanity

Stories

It Takes a Team

First published in the Hektoen International Medical Journal. Hektoen International Journal is published by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine. To view the story online visit the Article Here. I saw two bright colored Polaroids: One pictured Rudolph, a burly coal miner...

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The Colors of Pride

First published in the Hektoen International Medical Journal. Hektoen International Journal is published by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine. To view the story online visit the Article Here. * * * In August 1978 we moved to Los Angeles. The van had barely left when...

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