In 1972, I made a very important move when I switched my plans from a surgery career to psychiatry. Since then I’ve been blessed with 47 years of a very satisfying career, teaching and providing care to amazing patients, and working alongside some of the most talented and committed professionals one could ever be honored to work with. I have also been able, through this very enjoyable career path, to, with my wife Anne, raise 8 wonderful children, and have been so happy to witness the stigma of mental illness fade, an important gift to all of our patients.