Karun Nayar is the pseudonym for a physician of Indian origin, practicing in Florida for many years. He attended several universities in the USA and abroad, but the University of California Berkeley is considered his alma mater that inspired him the most. He is a member of multiple professional and social organizations including the American Association of Physicians from India (AAPI) and the Association of Kerala Medical Graduates (AKMG). Formerly, he held a faculty appointment at the University of California, San Francisco. He has both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. This is his second book in print with a third book in progress to be released in 2006.Karun Nayar is the author of 'The House of Ecksteins: A Doctor's Ill-Fated Journey', published 2005 under ISBN 9781930580718 and ISBN 1930580711.