Doctor without borders

When I was in New York this week, I had the chance to meet up with Dr. Sheri Fink. She's the author of War Hospital, the story of a group of young doctors in Srebrenika during the Bosnian war.

She has a fascinating career path: an MD and a PhD (which she doesn't always mention), a postdoc grant to study in Bosnia for a year (which turned into the foundation for the book) and now, freelance journalism and opinions.

Next week she's off to Iraq on an assignment for Discover. She has spoken about her last trip to Iraq, at the height of the war last year. Join me in wishing her another safe return.

UPDATE: Me and Ophelia's got a transcript of Dr. Fink's chat session on wapo last November, and more links and commentary about medical issues in the Balkans.