Who says doctors aren’t fun? There’s more to their life than a stethoscope, syringe, and drugs. Whenever we think of doctors, we’re reminded of calm, somewhat boring, middle-aged nerds with big glasses. Thankfully, the modern-day doctors have successfully ended this misconception. If given a chance, even doctors can master different hobbies in their leisure time. Here, we’ve three good examples of doctors that started off as medical practitioners and ended up being authors, probably because they loved writing. Just take a look!
- Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra, an alumnus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, Delhi) specializes in western medicine. He began his career as a physician but later turned to alternative medicine. Today, Chopra is not just a world-renowned expert in mind-body healing, but also an accomplished speaker and author. He founded the world-renowned California-based ‘Chopra Center for Well Being’ in 1995.
As an author, he attained mild success from his first book ‘Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine’, published in 1989. However, his later books like ‘Ageless Body, Timeless Mind’ turned out to be the bestseller. Chopra attained a full-fledged celebrity status through his penmanship.
- Siddhartha Mukherjee
Young and dashing Siddhartha Mukherjee is an oncologist and physician by profession. This Indian-American doctor has authored remarkable books like ‘The Gene: An Intimate History’ and ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’. His words are full of depth, emotion, and reasoning that it leaves a long-lasting impression on the readers’ minds.
Mukherjee’s work on cancer earned him the Pulitzer Prize.
- Sandeep Jauhar
World-acclaimed cardiologist, Dr. Sandeep Jauhar is MD of the Heart Failure Program at Jewish Medical Center, Long Island. He’s a regular author of the New England Journal of Medicine and the New York Times. He’s known for writing lengthy, opinionated and informative articles on work ethics, medicine, and aging. He adopts a transparent approach to issues when expressing his thoughts through writing.
“Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician” and “Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation” are some of his best works.
That’s not all folks! There are plenty of other doctors who’ve switched to other professions like modeling, acting, entrepreneurship, and cooking. Not to mention, they’ve excellently managed their new profession!