Allow Myself to Introduce...Myself...

Call me old-fashioned, but I thought an introduction would be in order.

My name is Saul Hymes. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital. I grew up in New York City, where I continue to live with my wife and two children. My professional training has taken me from the University of Chicago for college, to Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, to Mount Sinai for pediatric residency, to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia for pediatric ID fellowship, and now to Stony Brook. So here I am.

My purpose in writing this blog is to have a place to discuss topical issues in medicine, especially those relating to pediatrics and infectious diseases. This includes everything from vaccines, to MRSA, to C diff, to Lyme disease (but not chronic Lyme disease), to Influenza, and everything in between. My hope is that, through comments here and social media like Twitter, this blog will become a focal point for discussion and education around these subjects and beyond.

The views expressed here and in all following blog posts are my own and do not represent the views of Stony Brook University, my employer, nor more broadly of the State of New York. What’s more, it is possible that the views I express here may be seen by some as controversial. Some may even disagree with them. Some may think I am a hateful, spiteful, evil, very bad man, and never want to bring their children to see me. All of that is fine; just please be polite, be respectful, and be adult in leaving comments. And I will do the same.

I hope you enjoy the blog!