|The most important
credits go to my incredible parents, my wife and children, as well as every
hand surgeon I've ever worked with, listened to or read from for this site's
existence - this is an indirect payback. I've had the luck to learn from
a great variety of people, both strangers and friends, and the unfortunate
truth is that they can not be thanked in the most deserving manner. Despite
this, I would like to acknowlege a core of people who have had a critical
and lasting philosophic influence in my life and professional practice,
and ultimately to the existence of this web site. Boiled down to one liners
at the risk of trivializing, and listed chronologically, their sledgehammers
to my head have been:
||Life is sacred. Respect
||You create your own destiny.
Trust, but verify.
||Humor is the essential
lubricant of experience.
||You can always find good
any person - if you look.
||Wake up. There's always
another applicable paradigm.
||Sleep comes last.
||Evidence based medicine
is the only ethical type of practice.
don't need to leave your room.
sitting at your table and listen.
even listen, simply wait.
quite still and solitary.
world will freely offer itself to you.
be unmasked, it has no choice.
will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
||Art is an inseparable
part of the finest surgical care.
a dime a dozen. Bringing them to reality is the real task.
day and everyone deserves the very best that you can give, freely,
without expectation. Make your mark now.Your life will change in
the blink of an eye.
all. It can be done.
|Joe Fischer and
|Thanks for helping me pass
my general surgery and plastic surgery board certification oral exams.
||Seek and share knowlege
globally. Keep learning and teaching facts.
||The way that you react
to the situation is the situation.
|Gordon, Joe, Jon,
Scott and Warren
|There is no substitute for
good (and now old) friends.
|And, of course,
you for giving me the opportunity to witness the miraculous design of the
human body, which surpasses all understanding. Thank you for the opportunity
to attempt to ease suffering. May I remain open minded, humble, caring
and comforting as I share my skills and experience with my patients and
with my colleagues, and may I remain thoroughly grateful for my entire