Most folks see me as someone who is sincere, genuine, empathetic, and nearly always sporting a cheerful smile. I'm thoughtful, inquisitive about what goes on behind the scenes but I have a playful and whimsical approach to most of my interactions. I'm athletic, a lover of outdoor adventures but appreciate good art, theater, and museums of many types, as well as exploring foreign cities. Have traveled widely. Adventures are fine but there are few things in life that are better than having friends come over for dinner, trying out new recipes on them and enjoying our food with some good wines. I'm divorced since 2000; remain highly devoted to my daughters and very involved in their lives and not only love them gobs but really like the people who they are. I'm an academic physician: take care of patients, am director of a research laboratory, and teach. Have loads of fun in my job despite usual array of headaches. Work hard because it's interesting and fun and challenging but put ample time aside for play.