Jacob M. Appel MD JD MPH is Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education and Director of Ethics Education in Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, where he is an emergency room psychiatrist and medical director of a free clinic.  Jacob is the author of twenty books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, including a compendium of ethical conundrums drawn from medicine and healthcare (Who Says You’re Dead?)  His commentary on bioethics appears frequently in newspapers including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle.  He is co-chair of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry’s Committee on Law & Psychiatry, an elected councilor of the New York County Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and a judge for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.  More at:  www.jacobmappel.com