Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Dr. Robert T. Winn as he reads from and signs Night Reflections.
In Night Reflections, Robert Winn, himself a physician, describes the roller coaster events following his wife’s diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. The book is medically and scientifically accurate. More importantly, Dr. Winn’s story is remarkably open, unguarded and intimate – a personal journey of discovery, friendship, love and ultimately survival. Dr. Winn’s willingness to honestly explore and expose his own vulnerabilities provides an honest look into the tumultuous and sometimes chaotic events experienced by a caring husband and family as a loved one faces a potentially fatal illness. I believe that almost every physician, staff member, patient, patient family member or friend will come away with new insights and understanding after reading this moving memoir.
About the author:
Dr. Robert T. Winn is the long-serving Medical Director for the Deer Valley Ski and Park City Ski resorts in Utah. In this capacity he administrates and sets policy for the on-mountain clinics that care for thousands of guests from around the world each year. For over twenty years he also served as the Medical Director at the Old Faithful clinic in Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park created in 1872. In 2002, when Park City hosted the Winter Olympics, Deer Valley designated Dr. Winn its venue medical director in charge of all medical care for both athletes and spectators. Previously, in 1985, Dr. Winn acted as the overall Medical Director when Park City was the venue for the International Winter Special Olympic games.
Today, Dr. Winn remains a long-term resident of Park City, Utah and is also the co-founder of a large and diverse primary care practice that has grown to seventeen dedicated providers. Dr. Winn has received numerous accolades and public recognition for his work with Park Rangers, volunteer and professional Ski Patrollers, Medical and Nursing students, and Medical Residents from several different specialties and hospitals. He continues to enjoy showing students how to provide medical care like an “old time country doctor.” He treats his patients as family and knows them on a first name basis just as they know him by his nickname “Winnie.” Dr. Winn’s writing career is a direct outgrowth of his many years as a “teacher.”