11 November 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

Thank you Uncle Louis, Cousin Dom, Uncle Ralph, Mandy, Mr. D, Mr. J, (and millions more).

I sit here in my house with my family, safe, secure, and free because of you.


My book is now available as an e-book.

After many arrangements, technical details and anticipation, there is an e-book version of Coppola, A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq.

Here is a blurb and plug from friends at our publisher, NTI Upstream:

Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq, the fierce, true-life account of Dr. Chris Coppola's two deployments in Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Air Force pediatric surgeon, is now available on the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, and Barnes & Noble Nook e-book readers.With powerfully shocking closeness, Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq pulls readers inside a military combat support hospital to experience not only an essential historical portrait of the war's effect on U.S. soldiers and children, but also a redemptive, life-affirming story of one doctor's struggle to make a difference.

A portion of sales benefits Fisher House.


Consider enjoying it with your favorite MRE!

07 November 2010

A colleague with a passion for helping Haiti

Here is a great article about my colleague, Dr. Sidney Coupet. I accompanied him on a trip to operate in Haiti last month. The article details his dedicated efforts to improve healthcare in Haiti.

Dr. Coupet has founded Doctors United for Haiti with broad reaching goals to improve healthcare, living conditions, and health education in Haiti.

Here is Sidney, unflappable and smiling as he stands by the mast on the way to La Gonave Island.