By day, I'm a tenured Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida where I care for obstetric patients, teach medical students and residents, perform research, and invent cool stuff. I've been honored with numerous teaching awards, more than 100,000 views of my YouTube teaching videos, and was featured in a calendar of women inventors (copies available wherever you buy your out-of-date planners). I published a well-reviewed introductory textbook for anesthesia trainees, Essential Anesthesia: from science to practice, now in its 2nd edition with Cambridge University Press.
By night, I play games with my family, cuddle my dogs, read, and write medical thrillers. Vacations are for exploring our amazing world. I've dragged my family of five to all the major US national parks, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, the Galapagos, the Mediterranean, Europe and New Zealand. Trips are spent soaking up the history and culture while also experiencing nature, often in extreme fashion.