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Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Surgery
San Antonio, Texas
Hi, I'm a military Pediatric Surgeon in San Antonio.
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Mourning the loss of LTC Loftis, USAF Pashtun expert killed in Afghanistan by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'm sharing a sad painful loss related to me by my friend Clark. A little over a month ago, LTC John Loftis was shot in his office in Kabul, Afghanistan. His death struck ... Read on »
Help me support Fisher House through the Marine Corps Marathon by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hi to all after a long break of not writing anything on this blog. No worries, life has been good. I have participated in some ver ... Read on »
When life give you malt... by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc We have been settling deep, deep into life in central Pennsylvania. It's a wonderful part of the country, with friendly neighbors, safe streets, and sheep farms. Sometimes ... Read on »
Floodwaters receeding in Central Pennsylvania by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It was just like old times last night: I spent the night in the hospital and it brought back plenty of memories from years and years of residency. Hospital graham crackers ... Read on »
Requesting help for a Hatian doctor by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Last October, I visited Haiti for a two week medical mission. We were able to see over a thousand patient and performed over fifty operations. I got to meet Dr. Yvens Cass ... Read on »
I will be on CSPAN2 Book TV this weekend 7, 8 MAY by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc This weekend on CSPAN2 Book TV, a segment taped at the Colby Military Writer's Symposium will air 8pm on SAT 7 MAY and 7pm on SUN 8 MAY. More info: http://www.booktv.org/P ... Read on »
Check the can! (See, I'm not the only one) by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc As see the parade of cars flowing in and out of Wal*Mart, I sometimes feel like I'm the only one who makes a stink about buying American. So when I received this (Thanks, ... Read on »
Keeping perspective by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Passing along this Facebook post I read on milblogging.com "Charlie Sheen is all over the news because he`s a celebrity drug addict," it said, "while Andrew Wilfahrt ... Read on »
RJ Julia bookstore teams up with Give A Bike by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Passing along an announcement from my Mother Hi Everyone, This Saturday, March 12th, RJ Julia Bookstore in Madison will donate 15% of your purchase to Adam and Chr ... Read on »
Hoffer Book Award by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I am very proud to announce that Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq is under consideration for the Hoffer Award. http://www.hofferaward.com/home.html The award ... Read on »
Important Made in America report! by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Take a moment to check out this ABC story on the Usry family in Dallas. They let ABC news empty their house of any item not made in America. The result, a nearly empty home. ... Read on »
Adam and Christy: biking through KS, MO, and AR! by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Here's the latest from Adam and Christy's 50-state bike tour to raise money to help rehabilitate wounded veterans with specialized bikes GIVE A BIKE-50 ... Read on »
Trauma Czar in Bagram Afghanistan: Dr. Zonies by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Just found this great article http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/30/AR2010123004768.html from DEC Washington Post about Dr. David Zonie ... Read on »
Radio interview with WPSU's Patty Satalia (and way 30/365) by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Here is an interview I just did with Patty Satalia of WPSU broadcasting http://wpsu.org/radio/single_entry/LL-3481/stories # It was a nice chance to talk about ... Read on »
Take a Soldier Fishing! (29/365) by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Just received the below newsletter from Take a soldier fishing! http://www.takeasoldierfishing.org/ I met Mike Nashif on a Wheelers for the Wounded ride in M ... Read on »
Help my brother Adam to help veterans! by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I want to tell you about the amazing mission on which my brother Adam and sister-in-law Christy have just embarked. http://www.giveabike.com/ They will spend ... Read on »
Surgeons Overseas by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My friends at Surgeons Overseas have just released our end of year newsletter for the Society of International Humanitarian Surgeons. The newsletter includes a short re ... Read on »
A Christmas Classic and a Classic American by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Last night, Meredith and I watched “It’s a Wonderful Life”, like so many families do every Christmas. As usual I was blown away by the kiss between Jimmy Stewart and Donna R ... Read on »
My brother and sister-in-law's 50 state bike tour by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My brother Adam and my sister-in-law Christy are about to embark on a 50-state bike tour. Isn't that an incredible task? I've made it to about 12 states, and it took p ... Read on »
You can help medical teams get to patients in Haiti by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A friend in Haiti, Lowell Adams, sent me an appeal this week, and it is a very worthy project. Lowell is an OR nurse who used to run the recovery room at Geisinger ... Read on »