Greg Stidham is a pediatric intensivist (ICU physician) who retired in 2012 after a 32-year career in academic medicine. In retirement he has been able to resurrect his passion for literature and creative writing. He has published a memoir, numerous pieces of short fiction and creative non-fiction, but his real passion has been and is poetry.
Dr. Stidham grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, later attending the University of Notre Dame. He graduated with a degree in English while completing pre-requisite courses to attend medical school. He received his M.D. and pediatrics training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine before continuing his training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Following his training, Dr. Stidham joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis. He started the Critical Care Program at LeBonheur and was Chief of the Division of Critical Care. Later in his tenure in Memphis, he also started the hospital's Pediatric Palliative Care Program and chaired the Biomedical Ethics Committee for more than a decade.
After twenty-eight years at the children's hospital in Memphis, Dr. Stidham moved to Kingston, Ontario, where he assumed a similar position as Professor of Pediatrics at Queen's University and Kingston Health Sciences Center. He currently serves as a volunteer grief counselor for bereaved parents through Bereaved Families of Ontario. He continues to live and write in Kingston with his wife, Pam, and Dexter, the last survivor of their ever-evolving pack of rescue dogs.
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