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Gene Rontal on the Intersection of Art, Creativity, and Medicine

Portrait of Gene Rontal wearing a black sweater

In an inter­view with the Michi­gan Health Lab, Stamps Dean’s Advi­sory Coun­cil mem­ber Gene Rontal (MD 67) reminded med­ical stu­dents about to begin a new semes­ter not to for­get the impor­tant role that art and cre­ativ­ity can play in their suc­cess. Rontal also shared reflec­tions from his own career and tips for stu­dents just start­ing their med­ical educations.

Rontal is an avid sup­porter of the arts and a nov­el­ist. His lat­est book, A Pre-Exist­ing Con­di­tion, fea­tures a physi­cian pro­tag­o­nist, Ben Dai­ley, who uncov­ers a crim­i­nal plot to access per­sonal med­ical records.