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Meet Superman, M.D. - one of only two tetraplegic doctors practicing in the US

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  1. Ezekiel20

    Ezekiel20 Resident
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    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/dome/0502/top_story.cfm

    http://www.news4jax.com/health/4661509/detail.html

    'Doctor Superman' is the nickname for Robert Seung Bok Lee M.D., a former state representative in gymnastics, who injured his spinal cord in a horrific fall, but overcame the resulting tetraplegia to get his medical degree from Dartmouth, intern at Harvard and become a chief resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins.

    I first got to know him when I was flying back to Sydney after my holiday in Korea, when I discovered his autobiography 'The miracle is in you'. It was a fascinating read which I finished at one sitting, but the book is unfortunately in Korean.. :(

    He has turned his disability into an advantage, as patients with spinal cord injuries tend to trust him more since he has gone through the pain and grief himself.

    His story inspired me, and I thought I should share it with the med students here.
     
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  3. bigdan

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    Good stuff!

    dc
     
  4. Arsenic

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    thats awesome :thumbup:
     
  5. peppy

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    Wow, that is definitely very inspirational! Thanks for posting about this. I'll definitely have to remember this guy's ability to prevail against incredible adversity the next time I'm tempted to feel sorry for myself. :p
     
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    thanks for that inspirational story. :D
     
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    Wow, what an inspiring story!
     

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