I am a 49 year old Pulmonary and Critical Care MD in the Chicago area. I have been married for 25 years and parent to two kids (21 and 18). Ironman triathlons and my water polo team (Glenbrook Gators) have been my escape from the craziness of life for almost thirteen years now. I cut back to part time with my practice Northwest Pulmonary Associates in July 2017. I hope to continue to write about my interests: end of life care and decision making, the complexities of carrying for critically ill patients and their families, and burnout among medical professionals.