MICHAEL J. COLLINS, M.D., served as the Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic and is now a successful orthopedic surgeon. He is the author of the acclaimed medical memoir "Hot Lights, Cold Steel." He lives in Hinsdale, Illinois.
"Collins has a poet's soul, whether describing the sunrise through a laborer's eyes or what it means to be human through a physician's...Literary talent produces this fast-paced memoir filled with easy, unforced dialogue and authentic characters from all walks of life." --"Booklist""" "Collins has a superb ear for dialogue, and his breezy style makes his world spring to life." "--Kirkus Reviews" "This is a perceptive, no-frills memoir of a surgeon who succeeded by dint of hard work and brains." --"Publishers Weekly"