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Paul Gross - 110 Editor-in-Chief: Paul Gross is assistant professor in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, where he teaches narrative medicine to residents. His stories about medical practice and family life have appeared in American Family Physician, Journal of Family Practice, Hippocrates, The Sun, Diversions and Town & Country. He also conducts award-winning writing workshops for medical professionals.
Diane Guernsey Executive Editor: Diane Guernsey, formerly a senior editor at Town & Country Magazine, writes on health, medicine and other subjects for Town & Country, Consumer Reports on Health, and other publications. Her career embraces other fields as well: a classical pianist, she performs frequently and is on the Manhattanville College music faculty as a vocal coach/accompanist; she is also a licensed psychoanalyst with a small practice in Manhattan.
judys East Coast Poetry Editor: Judy Schaefer edited the first biographical/autobiographical work by English-speaking nurse-poets, The Poetry of Nursing: Poems and Commentaries of Leading Nurse-Poets (Kent State University Press, 2006); and co-edited the first international anthology of creative writing by nurses, Between the Heartbeats (University of Iowa Press, 1995) and, as well as a second volumne, Intensive Care (University of Iowa Press, 2003). She has been published in journals such as Academic Medicine, American Journal of Nursing and The Lancet. Her most recent book is WILD ONION NURSE (Radcliffe, 2010).
johannas West Coast Poetry Editor: Johanna Shapiro is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and director of the Program in Medical Humanities & Arts, University of California Irvine, School `of Medicine. She is an assistant editor for Family Medicine, specializing in the narrative essay section, special editor, medical humanities, for Journal for Learning through the Arts, and faculty advisor to the UCI-SOM journal Plexus, an annual collection of medical student, patient, staff, and faculty creative works. She has also published original poetry in JAMA, Journal of Medical Humanities, Healing Muse and Journal of Family Practice.
jackc Senior Poetry Consultant: Jack Coulehan is a poet, physician, and medical educator whose work appears frequently in medical journals and literary magazines. He is the author of five volumes of poetry,  including most recently Bursting With Danger and Music (2012), and co-editor of two anthologies, Blood & Bone and Primary Care: More Poems by Physicians.  In 2012 he received the Nicholas Davies Award of the American College of Physicians for “outstanding contributions to the humanities in medicine.”
nealw Haiku Editor: Neal Whitman's first profession was medical education, but now he revels in his second profession as a poet. His poems have won awards in both Western and Japanese form and his poetry has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, and Serbo-Croatian.  Neal combines his poetry in recitals with his wife, Elaine's, Native American flute and her photography. As a hospice volunteer, he leads prose and poetry workshops for those experiencing the loss of a loved one.
 SaraKohrt110
Visuals Editor
: Sara Kohrt is a visual artist and writer with a strong interest in research. She has worked with the health policy research team at Mayo Clinic since 2004 and graduated from Columbia with a master's degree in narrative medicine in 2017. Her first photography research project, WOMAN, was featured in an eighteen-month exhibit at the aSHEville Museum in Asheville, NC; that inspired her to begin more international and domestic PhotoVoice research projects. She also enjoys painting and photographing live music. Her work can been seen at sarakohrt.com.
justinsa Visuals Editor Emeritus: Justin Sanders is a family physician currently pursuing a fellowship in palliative care at Harvard Medical School. His interest in the visual arts led him to a degree in art history, followed by stints in contemporary art galleries in both the US and London. Following medical school at the University of Vermont, he completed a master's in medical anthropology as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar and then did his residency at Montefiore's Residency Program in Social Medicine. He and his family live in Boston, MA.
dana cook grossman More Voices Editor: Dana Cook Grossman is the director of publications emerita of Dartmouth Medical School, where for twenty-five years she edited the award-winning quarterly magazine Dartmouth Medicine. She also coedited the book Great Issues for Medicine in the 21st Century (New York Academy of Sciences, 1999). Since her 2011 retirement from Dartmouth, she has been a full-time freelance editor and writer; her clients have included PBS Nova, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the University of California at San Francisco and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
holleman warren More Voices Editor: Warren Holleman is professor of behavioral science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is also a playwright, storyteller, and blogger. His plays have been presented at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and Wordsmyth Theater Company’s new play development series. He is a Houston Moth Story Slam winner and has appeared on The Moth Radio Hour. He co-hosts So, What's Your Story? on KPFT Pacifica radio, and he blogs at workwellbewell.com.
Peter Selwyn Founding Publisher: Peter Selwyn is chairman of the Department of Family and Social Medicine, and Professor of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. He is also the founder and director of the Palliative Care Service at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Selwyn authored Surviving the Fall: the Personal Journey of an AIDS Doctor (Yale University Press,1998), which was nominated for the National Book Award. He has researched and published widely on HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, underserved populations and palliative care.
lauried Design Consultant: Laurie Douglas is owner and art director of Laurie Douglas Graphic Design (www.lauriedouglas.com). She has taught courses in design and illustration at the School of Visual Arts, and is also a Guardianship Court Evaluator for the New York State Supreme Court. She currently lives and works in New York City.
Stephen Yorke Web Developer: Stephen Yorke is the principal of Weballeycat Associates, Inc. (www.weballeycat.com), a web development company serving primarily nonprofit and not-for-profit clients. He has been involved in web development, database design and web software development and integration since 1997.