Sanjay Saint would like to acknowledge his colleagues and learners at the University of Michigan Medical School and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System for providing the inspiration and support for this book. I am especially grateful to Larry McMahon, Eric Young, John Carethers, Gil Omenn, Jim Woolliscroft, Grace Su, John Del Valle, Cyril Grum, Goop Dhaliwal, Scott Flanders, Tim Hofer, Rod Hayward, Deb Grady, Steve Bent, Carol Kauffman, Joel Howell, Lona Mody, and Bob Wachter for their guidance and friendship through the years. I would also like to thank Veronica Saint, my wife, and Sean and Kirin Saint, our children, for their unconditional love.
Vineet Chopra would like to acknowledge the many students, residents, and faculty colleagues at the University of Michigan Medical School and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System who helped make him a better clinician and more patient teacher. I am most grateful to Erdal Cavusoglu, Scott Flanders, Sanjay Saint, and Larry McMahon—who remain the best mentors and teachers anyone could ask for. Finally, I would like to acknowledge my family—my wife Palak, son Vyaan, and daughter Priya—whose endless patience, love, and support remain the secret to my success.