Triumph Over Tragedy: The Odyssey of an Academic Physician is the remarkable new memoir written by William H. Frishman, M.D., currently the Director of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center and the Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, positions he has held for almost 20 years.

Dr. Frishman is a devotee of history and literature, and The Odyssey by Homer is one of his favorite books.  In Triumph Over Tragedy, he details his own personal odyssey, and relays his experiences, through text and photos, as a son, student, soldier, doctor, teacher, husband, father and academic leader.  A prolific writer and researcher, Dr. Frishman has participated in the development and editing of over 1,000 academic articles and 14 full-length textbooks.   In Triumph Over Tragedy, he provides a personal account of how his early experiences, and personal family tragedies, shaped his life and career.

Praise for Triumph Over Tragedy: The Odyssey of an Academic Physician

“We are once again reminded of the importance of family, self-reflection resilience and purpose.  We owe him a debt of gratitude for sharing these glimpses behind the scenes of his remarkable journey.”

Patrick T. O'Gara, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“William Frishman [is] one of the great academic physicians of our time.  While this memoir is about a personal and professional journey in a medical career, its message of triumph over tragedy resonates universally, and I encourage all to read it.”

Marc Klapholz, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

“This book is a wonderful read for anyone who is planning a career in medicine.  The historical and personal information contained in this revealing recollection will give the reader many hours of pleasure and much practical advice.”

Joseph Alpert, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona School of Medicine