My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

Published by B.A. Zikria, MD, FACS

I am an Afghan who came to US to study medicine at age 18. Finished college in three years in three (Grinnell College, Iowa, University of Wisconsin, Madison) and George Washington University, D.C.). I received My MD from Johns Hopkins and trained in surgery in Bellevue and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (CPMC). I taught medical students at the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons for 25 years and trained interns and residents in surgery, metabolism, oncology, and gastroenterology for forty-five. I retired as an Emeritus Professor & Special Lecturer at Columbia University. In my retirement, I have been lecturing in China x 2, Switzerland x2, Holland, Germany, France, Italy x 2, Turkey, Iraq, and UAE. During my career, I acquired nine US patents and one after my retirement from surgical practice. I wrote most of the book, "Reperfusion Injuries and Generalized Capillary Leak Syndrome", "Manuel of Surgical Knots" and since my retirement, four books: "One Home, One Family, One Future ", "Afghan Prince and I: The First American in Afghanistan", "Malalai, Joan of Arc of Afghanistan and The Victors of Maiwand", Wars Without End: A New Mechanism for World Peace: Role of COVID-19 in 2020s".

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