Robert Klitzman is a psychiatrist, and the author of eight books, and contributes regularly to the New York Times and other publications. He is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, where he is also the Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program. His books include: A Year-long Night: Tales of a Medical Internship, In a House of Dreams and Glass: Becoming a Psychiatrist, Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women with HIV, The Trembling Mountain: A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease, Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS, When Doctors Become Patients, Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing, and The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe (forthcoming in 2012). He has received several awards, including fellowships and grants from The Guggenheim Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Aaron Diamond Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. He has published work in the New York Times, CNN.com, Bloomberg.com, Newsweek and the Nation. He lives in New York City.