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HASSAN TETTEH'S powerful novel is an inspiration and gift. Dr. Kareem Afram, a young military physician and heart surgeon, comes of age in the desert of Afghanistan. He survives trial, challenges, destruction, illness, and death to overcome the impossible and provide instructions for life--a blueprint for living one's life to the fullest.

The story of the doctor lures you in with riveting scenes of life and death hospital emergencies and combat surgery, but it is learning about the life of the doctor that causes you to stay and get comfortable. You will see reflections of your character, your flaws, your strength, and your own vulnerability. As you stay for the journey and share in the doctor's life you learn of triumph over struggle and see reflections of your strength, your power, your will, and your own conviction to ask yourself life's most urgent question. The message within is universal, a gift of the heart, an education in freedom, and touches your soul to make an undeniable impression that stays long after the last page is turned.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148463870
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Publication date: 07/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 144
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

HASSAN A. TETTEH is an Assistant Professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a thoracic surgeon and director of thoracic transplant procurement and research for Inova Health System. His clinical work includes cardiovascular disease management, treatment of heart failure, and heart and lung transplantation.

Dr. Tetteh served as ship surgeon and director of surgical services for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) battle group in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. In 2011, he deployed as a trauma surgeon to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

He is founder and principal of Tetteh Consulting Group, and is the author or subject of numerous articles in publications that include Military Medicine, The Journal for Surgical Research, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Military Officer Magazine, and Savoy Magazine.

Dr. Tetteh was awarded the Alley Sheridan Award by the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education and was named a TEDMED Front Line Scholar. He’s an alumnus of the Harvard Medical School Writers’ Workshop, and lives near Washington, D.C. with his wife, son, and daughter.
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