Jeffrey L. Deal, MD
Author of four novels and an anthropology book on South Sudan, Dr. Deal recently retired from his position as Director of Health Studies for Water Missions International and is an adjunct professor of anthropology for the College of Charleston as well as the Department of Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a member of the London International Development Centre, a Fellow in the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He holds Board Certification in Tropical Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Otolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery in the US. He is a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology.
Some of his publications include, A Land At the Centre of the World (Markoulakis Publications), his Ethnography of the Dinka Agaar of South Sudan is now in its second edition. Other books include Toccoa, The Mark, Time Drive, and The Second Coming. In addition to writing fiction, his previous publications span the fields of microbiology, anthropology, and surgery. When not working in the field, he lives in Charleston, SC, with his wife of thirty-nine years. His patented robot, Tru-D, is being used around the world and in the US to reduce hospital acquired infections. A TEDx talk on this topic can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M47LPayN99w&feature=youtu.be Jeffery L. Deal, MD, FACS, DTMA, MA