I am a fifty-something Syrian-born physician, living in the North of England since the mid-eighties. I was born and brought up in the beautiful city of Damascus, and studied in its University. I worked in Lebanon for three years, until, due to reasons beyond my control, Israel decided to invade Lebanon. I now work in a large Teaching Hospital, and I am heavily involved in medical education, trauma and resuscitation training, and similar activities. Outside work, I enjoy sports, reading, and various family-oriented activities.. I have three delightful children. Although some might argue differently, I maintain that they have inherited their intellect from me. However, I am delighted to say they have not inherited my looks.