Ricardo Nuila is a doctor, writer, and professor. He works as a hospitalist in Houston's largest safety-net hospital and he teaches internal medicine and medical ethics at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Houston Honors College. His fiction, reporting, and essays have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Best American Short Stories, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The New England Journal of Medicine. Last year, he won the New England Review's inaugural Emerging Writer's Award. He's currently working on a novel.