Dr Fazlur Rahman has practiced cancer medicine in San Angelo, Texas, for thirty-five years. Currently, he teaches medical humanities and ethics at Angelo State University. He is also an advisory board member of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition, he is a senior trustee of Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and a selection committee member of its Posey Leadership Award-Global Outreach Forum. His columns, essays and stories have appeared in many national, international and regional publications, including the New York Times, Harvard Review, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Guardian Weekly, Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Haaretz, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and Oncologist. His writing is evocative of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee and Oliver Sacks.