Hear a doctor-soldier-author tell his story at the annual Military Health Institute Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Holly Auditorium.
Jon Kerstetter, M.D., M.F.A., has led a singular life crossing geographic boundaries, identities and limitations. His story began in poverty on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin. He became a husband and father; an emergency medicine physician; and a U.S. Army combat physician and flight surgeon serving in Rwanda, Kosovo, Bosnia and three combat tours in Iraq. Then came a crossing of a different kind: doctor to patient, after Dr. Kerstetter suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a stroke that caused serious cognitive and physical disabilities.
Dr. Kerstetter recounts these experiences in his memoir, Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier’s Story.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Email MHI@uthscsa.edu to register.