Emmet Hirsch, MD is a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He is author of the novel The Education of Doctor Montefiore. Dr. Hirsch has published a number of patient vignettes and reflections on medical practice in leading medical journals. In addition, he is an active researcher with over 60 scientific publications focusing on various topics, including the molecular pathophysiology of preterm labor and, in the clinical realm, the achievement of safe vaginal delivery. Emmet lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife Arica, also a physician, and with those of his four children who at any given moment reside at home. There is also a dog somewhere (probably pooping in the corner of the family room).