Tony Miksanek, M.D.
McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of English, John A. Logan College
Editor Since 1999
Tony Miksanek is a family physician and the author of two collections of short stories, Raining Stethoscopes and Murmurs. His reviews, essays, and creative nonfiction have appeared in a number of professional and mainstream publications including Discover, JAMA, NEJM, Academic Medicine, and Chicago Sun-Times. For five years he wrote a regular column in American Family Physician titled "Diary from a Week in Practice" that chronicled the day-to-day experiences of a family doctor. Now he is contributing editor of "Close-ups: A Patient's Perspective," a new feature in that same medical journal. He teaches classes on modern literature, the short story, and creative writing. Dr. Miksanek's interests include short fiction, the depiction of physicians in literature, and the culture of science and medicine.
Home Page: http://www.miksanek.blogspot.com/
Blindness by José Saramago
A Country Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Doctor Stories by Richard Selzer
The House of God by Samuel (Stephen Bergman) Shem
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka