This is a truly daunting section, as it requires that we describe a self which seems always to be growing, shifting, and just out of reach. Perhaps I can start with some emotional qualities: I am passionate, intelligent, and caring, committed to my career, and devoted to my friends and family. Perhaps some geography helps paint a portrait: born in NYC grew up in New Jersey college in Cambridge Mass summers in Paris and Brussels a couple of years post-college in Hawai'i med school, public health school, and residency in the Bay Area. I'm a regular meditator/yoga practitioner, and I can't do without frequent explorations in nature, as well as occasional dancing late into the night. I am very grounded, but also love being wild and crazy once in a while. I am looking for a partner who is compassionate, supportive, and dedicated in his own way.