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A Doctor's Journey of Hope and Healing from the ER Frontlines to the Far Reaches of the World

Foreword by Lisa Ling

The Monsoon Diaries is the firsthand account of Dr. Calvin Sun, an emergency room doctor who worked tirelessly on the front lines in multiple hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drawing upon the lessons he learned from his adventures traveling to more than 190 countries in ten years, as well as from the grief he experienced as a teen when his father died, Dr. Sun shares his journey, from growing up as a young Asian American in New York to his calling first to medical school and then to the open road.

He believes that the fight for a better world creates meaning when all feels meaningless, and he hopes that telling his story will help readers reframe this tragic moment in our lifetimes into possibility, with the goal of building a more empathetic society.

About the Author

Dr. Calvin D. Sun is an emergency physician and clinical assistant professor in emergency medicine. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City, Dr. Sun worked at emergency rooms all over the city and soon gained a substantial online following from sharing his insider experiences and advice.

Dr. Sun has been a frequent guest on national and international new programs to help inform others of the pandemic situation in New York City. He brings medical knowledge and empathy to the story of COVID-19 and is no stranger to grief himself, having lost his father when he was just a teenager, and his grandfather to COVID-19.

Over the past ten years, Dr. Sun has traveled to over 190 countries, while also completing medical school and going through medical residency. With his organization, the Monsoon Diaries, he has led other everyday travelers around the world on memorable adventures.

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