Dr. James Maskalyk
Dr. James Maskalyk, an emergency physician and assistant professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, discusses his memoir, Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village (Doubleday, 2009), with Joseph Planta.
Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village by James Maskalyk. (Doubleday, 2009)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village is a new memoir from Dr. James Maskalyk. He writes about his time in Sudan, amidst war, working for Médcins Sans Frontières. In 2007, Dr. Maskalyk takes leave of Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital, where he’s an ER doctor, to understand Sudan and treat their malnourished children. Six months later he invariably feels affected by the experience, and you read that in this book. You also read about the people that he meets along the way, and you’re affected by them. The book is published by Doubleday. Dr. Maskalyk began writing a blog on the Doctors Without Borders website. He is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and he continues to practice emergency medicine at St. Michael’s. He is co-founder of the open access medical journal Open Medicine. He joins me from Toronto this day. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, James Maskalyk; Good morning, Dr. Maskalyk.
Médcins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders: http://www.msf.ca