My name is Fred Milgrim.
I am working as an ER doctor at three hospitals in New York City: Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Elmhurst Hospital. At each of these three, very different hospitals, I am learning the art of medicine.
This site will heretofore be devoted to exploring the humanity in medicine.
What came before this current venture was an education in nonfiction writing, followed by a brief career in journalism. Below you will find a summary of my immediate post-college days, as I was transitioning from writer to doctor, back when I made the decision to go back to school and pursue medicine:
I contributed to Fast Company’s Fast Feed, covering business innovation and technology. I added some freelance work for Esquire Magazine’s — most notably covering the Boston Marathon bombings. I also spent time as a news reporter for The Daily, which closed down in December 2012.
I studied nonfiction writing in the English department at Brown University. There, I learned to write different forms of nonfiction, from investigative journalism to essay, profiles and memoirs. My thesis, titled “Scarred,” chronicled my childhood to college years as I learned to appreciate and cope with my disparate German and Jewish heritage.
On this site, you will find samples of my writing–an assortment of essays and profiles produced for myself and in writing classes.
Find me on LinkedIn.
Kindly, please do not contact me regarding stories for Fast Company, as I no longer have any freelance relationship established.