Roy M. Pitkin

Currently Professor Emeritus in the UCLA School of Medicine, Roy M. Pitkin served earlier as Professor and Chair of the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and before that in a similar position at the University of Iowa. He was editor of the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology for 16 years and has authored more than 200 scientific reports. He has recently published a popular book about the history of certain diseases, Whom the Gods Love Die Young.