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About the Author Arvind Kumar is the pseudonym of author, Professor in the Department of Medicine, at a Canadian University. He was born in Simla, India, and earned a BSc at Punjab University, and MD at H. P. University, Simla. Thereafter, he pursued advanced clinical and research training at various prestigious Universities in Canada. He is now a Canadian citizen. A specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care, Kumar is a well known leader in his field nationally and internationally. He is a fellow of several medical organizations, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Physicians. He has published numerous articles in medical and scientific journals and bulletins, as well as chapters in medical textbooks. He is also a senior editor and contributor to the award-winning eMedicine.com, a large medical reference site, and is a sought-after speaker at medical and scientific gatherings in Canada, the US and around the world. In 2003, Kumar ventured into fiction and wrote his first novel FreckleFace (unpublished), a story of romance and love in the workplace. In 2006, writing as Arvind Kumar, he completed Dawnsearlylite, in which he applies his medical knowledge and experience to the realistic portrayal of hospital life and the pressures that the character Sanjay faces. This work is a product of his extensive and meticulous research of a number of issues confronting Western Society. When he is not working, Kumar is a marathon runner, competitive distance cyclist and avid reader whose tastes range from ancient history to the kind of contemporary fiction that he himself writes.
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