I decided I wanted to be a physician when I was seven years old.
I completed medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1984.
There is no doubt that environmentally related diseases will continue to pose problems in the future.
The infrastructure for linking environmental health and public health is not working as well as it should.
One of the biggest challenges to medicine is the incorporation of information technology in our practices.
Unless physicians stand together to fight threats and injustices, our practices cannot remain viable in the future.
I would like the Medical Society to be one of the resources for information about the influences that have an impact on our patients and our practices.
Moreover, environmental health at the local level has become narrowly focused, very much defined around regulations and the attendant regulatory debates.
As population susceptibilities are better understood, we will be in a better position than we are in today to make informed decisions about risk management.
I spent some time at White Memorial Medical Center as a senior medical student doing a rotation in surgery; however, I felt I wasn't getting enough time assisting.