Community activist who supports myself by being a vascular surgeon. I have participated in nine medical missions most recently two to haiti, and have three potential ones planned for the next twelve months.I am the founding organizor and chair of one of the largest blood drives in the world at dragon con, last year collecting 6400 units.I am the chairman of the board of central iowa american diabetes association and state advocacy director having received a national award for my efforts. I recently lost 95 pounds and am organizing a book and talk on the subject. I am married and have three great kids . I am one of ten who conceived of and organized the first Match of Dimes Walk a thon in New York City in1971 . I conceived of and started the first program in the nation for High School students in 1970 . I follow 175 pod casts am addicted to 8 tv shows see two to three movies a week, read one to two books a week plus keep up with my medical journals. I have two radio shows I am a regular guest on and one that is my own . I am heavily involved in science fiction, magic (performing) and the skeptic community.