46 year old Pulmonary and Critical Care MD in the Chicago area. Married for 20+ years and parent to two kids (19 and 16). Ironman triathlons and my water polo team (Glenbrook Gators) have been my escape from the craziness of life for almost thirteen years now. I am going 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, complexities of carrying for critically ill patients and their families, burnout among medical professionals.