I dedicate this first edition to my late mother. I remain eager to learn and believe anything is possible from your courage and dedication to my youth. Your premature passing reminds me to live for every day. Your love is the foundation of my life as a husband, father, and physician.
To my husband, James, for his persistent support in all my endeavors. And in honor and memory of my parents, Tim and Thomai, who provided the opportunity for my becoming a physician.