Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen

Biography:

Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. Her lifelong interest has always been science, especially the creepy and weird aspects. As a child, she would dissect snakes and collect buckets full of lizards to study. It's no wonder, then, that her college studies focused on biology and physical anthropology, which in turn led her to study medicine.

A Phi Beta kappa graduate of Stanford University, she earned her B.A. in Anthropology and went on to receive her M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her internal medicine residency in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she worked as a physician. Tess is the author of eight best sellers and in her free time she continues to compile a "weird biological facts" file viewable on her webpage, www.Tessgerritsen.com.

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Past Shows:

  • Strange Medical Tales

    Author Tess Gerritsen returned for a conversation with Art Bell about strange and dreadful medical issues. Among the topics she touched on: Crooked anesthesiologists sometimes only put patients under lightly. The person being operated might remain fully conscious during the...More »
  • Creepy Medical Topics

    Medical doctor turned best-selling author, Tess Gerritsen, discussed the difficulties in diagnosing death and shared several cases of people who were mistakenly declared dead.More »
  • Disaster in Space

    Best selling novelist, Dr. Tess Gerritsen, discussed the perils of space exploration and her book, Gravity, about a biological disaster aboard the International Space Station.More »

Last Night

Earth's Shifting Core / The Dystopian Age
Earth's Shifting Core / The Dystopian Age
Maverick geophysicist Dr. J. Marvin Herndon discussed the recent news about the Earth shifting its core, and his theories. Followed by investigative reporter Cheryll Jones with her interview with filmmaker Frank Jacob on the dystopian threat.
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