Margaret Wardlaw, MD, PhD, is a pediatrician and sleep medicine physician with a PhD in the medical humanities. Dr. Wardlaw is a Pushcart Prize winning essayist. Her essay Monsters was the winner of the NIH sponsored Dangerous Creations Essay Contest for the bicentennial of Frankenstein. She is currently working on a book, The Breath of Medicine, that combines narratives from clinical practice with the fascinating story of the spiritual history of the hospital. She lives in Washington with her husband, daughter, and newborn son.