Author Archives: tapestrymaker

The Memory of Loss

My urge to pursue a career in medicine comes from my maternal grandfather, a family doctor. My specific interest in neurological diseases could also be considered hereditary. Over the years, I watched how two specific diseases—cancer and neurological disease, namely … Continue reading

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Do You Know Where You Are Going?

New York City, 1946. A family gathers at the Castleholm Restaurant, one of the top restaurants of its day, to celebrate a patriarch’s 70th birthday. They are all in attendance; every one of the living relatives who had immigrated from … Continue reading

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