The author of this Blog, Steve (or, more professionally, Steven) Leiner, has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) for over 30 years.  Steve’s accomplishments, in more-or-less chronologic order from his early through late youth, include:

  • Graduated from University of Chicago, BA in History.
  • Drove a truck through chaotic Boston streets.
  • Hitchhiked 3½ years through Europe (myriad odd jobs).
  • Taught English 3 years in Thailand (challenged and passed the national elementary school exam for 4th Grade in Thai).
  • Received his MS & FNP from Pace University, NY.
  • Ran a small rural Appalachian hospital ER (at Frontier Nursing Service).
  • Trained community health workers in El Salvador’s rural villages & urban shantytowns.
  • Currently provides primary care in a non-profit community clinic for Latino immigrants.
    • Credentialed as an HIV Specialist (by American Academy of HIV Medicine)
    • Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  • Raising/raised two [wonderful; just ask their folks] now-teenage daughters.